Saxophonists/Clarinetists Peter and Will Anderson Celebrate the
Music of the Dorsey Brothers (w/ Wycliffe Gordon)
Tuesday, July 30th @ 54 Below, Part of the WBGO Jazz Series
New Album Correspondence Features Mentors Kenny Barron, Kenny Washington & Ben Wolfe
On July 30th at 54 Below in New York City, Peter and Will Anderson will perform the Music of the Dorsey Brothers with Wycliffe Gordon, part of the WBGO Jazz Series. Set times are 7pm & 9pm.
The Andersons are 26 year-old twin 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. Their latest album ‘Correspondence’ (Smalls Records) was named by Vanity Fair as one of the “four new releases to make you love jazz.” The album is comprised of their mentors from Juilliard: Pianist Kenny Barron, drummer Kenny Washington and bassist Ben Wolfe.
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.
Ticket information can be found here. 54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th St Cellar, NYC. Use code Anderson5 for $5 off cover charge.
Carla Parisi, Kid Logic Media