What Once Was… is the second release from acclaimed jazz ensemble Trio Reenactment. The recording explores an eclectic mix of sounds, including soul, rock and straight-ahead jazz. Formed in 2008 by John Barron (bass), Sven Anderson (keyboards) and Rob Emanuel (drums), the Detroit-area trio performs original music and clever arrangements of pop standards. Their debut, self-titled disc received rave reviews and national airplay. Full bio and sound samples can be found at trioreenactment.com
Sven Anderson - piano
Sven Anderson is a pianist specializing in jazz, but well versed in many styles, including funk, fusion, Brazilian, Afro- Cuban, Broadway shows and pop. His original compositions and arrangements have enhanced many recordings or performances. Adding to his arsenal of sound, is his soulful nylon string guitar playing of Brazilian music. He has served as musical director for the legendary Jimmy Scott and has performed with Earl Klugh, Cindy Blackman, Franz Jackson, Marcus Belgrave, J.C. Heard, Paul Keller, Larry Nozero, Tom Saunders, Charlie Gabriel and Ernie Krivda. He has headlined at the Ottawa Jazz Festival and Washington Street Jazz Festival. Sven has a M.M. in composition and was the first student at Oakland University to win for an original piano concerto. He has studied with David Sporney, Marvin Doc Holliday and Dr. Billy Taylor. He has had master classes with renowned composers Aaron Copland, George Crum and Virgil Thomson.