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Stephen Anderson

Summit Records recording artist, STEPHEN ANDERSON is both a composer and a pianist. He has released two trio CDs for Summit Records, The Stephen Anderson Trio, “Nation Degeneration,” which has received 4½ stars (out of 5) from the All Music Guide, and the trio’s previous CD, “Forget Not” (2008) which also received 4½ stars from the All Music Guide, was nominated best jazz “Debut CD” (3rd Annual Village Voice Jazz Critics Poll 2008), and has been widely performed on radio nationally and internationally. Previously, Anderson was pianist with the Lynn Seaton Trio, appearing on two recordings for Nagel Heyer Records, “Puttin’ on the Ritz” (2005) and “Ballads 2006.” Anderson performed with the North Texas One O’clock Lab Band (Lab 2001) and Two O’clock Lab Band (Translucent Two), was winner of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival piano competition (1997), and was the keyboardist for gold-recording (country) artist, Kevin Sharp (1996-1997).

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(Nation Degeneration) “terrific interplay by the trio” —Ken Dryden, All Music Guide

(Nation Degeneration) “So in sync, one suspects a mind meld” - Owen Cordle, Raleigh News and Observer

(Forget Not) 4 1/2 stars - “Anderson...creates new music and improvisations that are full of life, energy and fresh ideas. Highly recommended” —Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

(Forget Not) nominated best “Debut CD” (3rd Annual Village Voice Jazz Critics Poll 2008)

“An exemplar of the scholar-musician.” —Jay Deshpande, All About Jazz

“Freely exploratory, patiently detailed, deeply felt, entirely unsentimental, and continually surprising.” —Thomas Conrad, Jazz Times

Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Chapel Hill, NC

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://music.unc.edu/facstaff/sanderson http://artiststephenanderson.com Teaching courses in improvisation, jazz arranging, history, piano, and composition

Clinic/Workshop Information

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://music.unc.edu/facstaff/sanderson http://artiststephenanderson.com

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Albums

Nation Degeneration
Nation Degeneration
Summit Records
2010
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Forget Not
Forget Not
Summit Records
2009
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Videos

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