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Stephen Anderson

Stephen Anderson is a critically acclaimed composer and pianist whose music has been published on fourteen compact discs through Summit, Albany, Nagel Heyer Records, and other labels. Four of Anderson’s recordings have appeared on the Grammy® Awards ballots representing Summit Records—Nation Degeneration (53rd), Believe (56th), 360˚ Jazz Initiative, Distracted Society (58th), and The Dominican Jazz Project (59th). The Dominican Jazz Project similarly represented the label at the 17th Annual Latin Grammy® Awards in the categories of “Best New Artist” and “Best Jazz CD.” Both the Stephen Anderson Trio Nation Degeneration and Forget Not CDs received 4½ stars (out of 5) from the All Music Guide, and Forget Not was nominated best jazz “Debut CD” (3rd Annual Village Voice Jazz Critics Poll 2008). Previously, Anderson was pianist with the Lynn Seaton Trio (2000-03), the North Texas One O’clock Lab Band (Lab 2000-01), was winner of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival piano competition (1997), and keyboardist for gold-recording country artist, Kevin Sharp (1996-97).

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“The pocket he plays in is precise and intense, whether he imposes alien forms onto his pieces or simply thwarts the expectations of rhythm and harmony…there is no question of the beauty in Anderson’s playing…” —Jay Deshpande, All about Jazz

(Forget Not CD) 4½ Stars - “Anderson...creates new music and improvisations that are full of life, energy and fresh ideas. Highly recommended.” —Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

…Quest…composed by Stephen Anderson, establishes a method of creating a four- part texture by just two instruments. This, to my ears, is the most innovative work on the CD, and is really quite striking in its originality

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Chapel Hill, NC

Willing to teach

Beginners

Credentials/Background

Dr. Stephen R. Anderson, D.M.A. Jazz Studies (piano) and Composition Department of Music, CB #3320 The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3320 http://ArtistStephenAnderson.com (Artist Site) Teaching courses in improvisation, jazz arranging, history, piano, and composition

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Dr. Stephen R. Anderson, D.M.A. Jazz Studies (piano) and Composition Department of Music, CB #3320 The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3320 http://ArtistStephenAnderson.com (Artist Site) Teaching courses in improvisation, jazz arranging, history, piano, and composition

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