FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Peter and Will Anderson release “Correspondence” (Smalls Records, March 2013)

Saxophonists Peter and Will Anderson Announce Dates in Support of ‘Correspondence’ (March 12th / Smalls Records), Their New Album with Mentors Kenny Barron, Kenny Washington & Ben Wolfe

Peter and Will Anderson Jazz Orchestra ‘Highlights in Jazz:  Swing Memories’ w/ Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Vache, Howard Alden & More – March 14th @ Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Album Release Show March 30th @ Smalls, NYC

Peter and Will Anderson Quintet  April 9 – 13th @ Dizzy’s, NYC

Weekly Thursday Residency @ 59E59 Theaters, NYC

“You dudes are the future!  You all have made my soul smile,” Quincy Jones said to Peter and Will Anderson one night.  “And you made a 78 year-old ex-be-bopper smile like a fox eatin’ sauerkraut!”

March 12th marks the release of ‘Correspondence,’ the debut album by Peter and Will Anderson, two 25 year-old bandleaders, composers and “virtuosos on the clarinet and saxophone” (NY Times) trained in classical repertoire, New Orleans and contemporary jazz; twin brothers who have been playing music together since the age of 9.   

Recorded in Brooklyn, ‘Correspondence’ features three compositions from each brother, including “Go Ahead,” Will’s tribute to Lou Donaldson, his favorite living alto saxophonist, and pieces by some of their favorite composers, Dizzy Gillespie, Cole Porter, Thad Jones and Bud Powell.  

The band for ‘Correspondence’ is comprised of their mentors from Juilliard:  Pianist Kenny Barron, drummer Kenny Washington and bassist Ben Wolfe.  “We’re honored to have these musicians on the record,” adds Peter. “Kenny Washington was the first jazz drummer we heard in New York City; it was at the Village Vanguard with Jackie McLean when we were 14 years-old.”

The Andersons will be celebrating the release of ‘Correspondence’ on March 30th at Smalls in NYC, with their working 8-piece band featuring Fabien Mary (trumpet), Frank Basile (baritone sax), Joe McDonough (trombone), Ehud Asherie (piano), Clovis Nicolas (bass) and Andy Watson (drums).

Peter and Will (the latter was a featured soloist at the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Ball at the Kennedy Center) can be heard every Thursday night for free in NYC, workshopping their combos at the 59E59 Theaters E:Bar (9:30pm most nights).  The residency is planned through 2013.

On March 14th, the Peter and Will Anderson Jazz Orchestra will present their show “Swing Memories” as part of the Highlights in Jazz series at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center.  The show will feature the music of Artie Shaw with Strings with a 25-piece orchestra, and Benny Goodman combos with bandmates including Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Vache, Howard Alden, Ehud Asherie.

The records in their parents’ collection – Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Parker – have guided them both through the UK as 14 year-old soloists specializing in the music of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet; they’ve since simultaneously earned Master’s degrees from Juilliard, gigs with the Village Vanguard & Jimmy Heath Orchestras, and “[offer] some clarinet-on-clarinet violence” (Wall Street Journal) with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks and on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. They’ve spent years leading their own bands and interpreting the music of Artie Shaw, Quincy Jones and the Dorsey brothers by producing acclaimed, extended off-Broadway concerts in New York City.

Contact:  Carla Parisi at Kid Logic Media, or 973-563-8204