Discipline: Jazz Music

Based In: NYC

Website: Dave Anderson Jazz

Saxophonist and composer Dave Anderson has performed on all the instruments in the saxophone family around North America with notable musicians including Clark Terry, Jim McNeely, Matt Wilson, Craig Taborn, Jay Thomas and Mel Torme.

Although he plays in a modern style, Anderson has received accolades from jazz legends including Ray Brown and Rufus Reid. Increasingly Anderson has focused on composing original music for his bands such as The Dave Anderson Quartet, Trio Real and Blue Innuendo.

“Clarity,” Anderson’s lauded debut 2010 recording as a leader on Pony Boy Records, documented Anderson’s Seattle working quartet, where he lived and performed from 2005-2011. “Dave Anderson’s Trio Real,” a pared-down group of primarily saxophones, acoustic bass and drums exploring the relationship of jazz, funk and rock, was released on Pony Boy in 2011.

Released in 2016, “Blue Innuendo” is Anderson’s first New York City recording as a bandleader on his new imprint Label 1, featuring a cast of leading jazz musicians: organist Pat Bianchi, guitarist Tom Guarna and drummer Matt Wilson.