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Acclaimed NYC Reed Virtuosos Peter and Will Anderson
Make Local Debut 

PHILADELPHIA – Tri-State Jazz Society presents Peter and Will Anderson Quartet on Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086.  One of the most extraordinary duos in jazz performing today, the Anderson twins play classic jazz and swing in what promises to be a toe-tapping and heart-lifting afternoon.  Half-price admission of $10, payable at the door, is available for first-time attendees and members; general admission is $20; full-time students with IDs and children are free. There are no advance sales or reservations. The Arts Center is less than a mile from the Media-Swarthmore exit of I-476 (the "Blue Route") and has free parking. For information see or call (856) 720-0232.

Peter and Will Anderson Quartet
Peter Anderson - saxes, clarinets, co-leader
Will Anderson - saxes, clarinets, co-leader 
Neal Miner - bass
Alex Wintz – guitar

Born in Washington, D.C. Peter and Will Anderson began studying music at age 9 and listened to Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, and John Coltrane. Soon after, at age 15, they toured the United Kingdom.  After several years of study in D.C. with Texas-native saxophonist Paul Carr, Peter and Will attended Juilliard in New York City, where they currently reside.  The twins' expertise has made them reed men of choice for Jimmy Heath, Wycliffe Gordon, Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, and the Village Vanguard Orchestra.

The Andersons’ website has more info and music samples:
They have a great video sampler at
and a live performance of the trio with Alex Wintz playing Cherokee at

Community Arts Center

Community Arts Center, located in Wallingford near I-476 (the "Blue Route") between Media and Swarthmore in Delaware County, is home to Tri-State Jazz Society's Pennsylvania concerts. Traditional jazz bands and solo pianists are presented five or six times a year in the Art Center’s fully accessible Duke Gallery, a 3100 square foot space that boasts excellent acoustics, a grand piano, soaring ceilings, post and beam construction and beautiful light. Free parking is available on the premises and complementary refreshments are served during intermission.


The Andersons' debut recording, Correspondence, features pianist and Philly native Kenny Barron, and was listed by Vanity Fair magazine in “Four New Releases to Make You Love Jazz.”  In 2013, the duo released The Music of the Soprano Masters, with clarinet/soprano sax veteran Bob Wilber as guest artist.  The pair has also headlined at NYC’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, Washington, D.C.’s Blues Alley, and the New Orleans Jazz Fest, among other venues.  Most recently, the brothers are featured on JAZZIZ Magazine’s Winter 2014 CD Soundtrack. The Washington Post described their popular new CD, “Reed Reflections” as “imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz tunes.”

”Peter and Will Anderson are virtuosos on both clarinet and saxophone” – Stephen Holden, New York Times (May 2010)

Another reviewer writes, “To hear the Andersons make music is an uncommon joy.  Their facility with the saxophone and clarinet is unmatched, a mesmerizing display of discipline and passion.”

“[Their] saxophones and clarinets elegantly converge, converse and engage in delightful counterpoint…the arrangements, imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic pop and jazz tunes” - Mike Joyce, Washington Post (May 2014)

“Offering some clarinet-on-clarinet violence on “Crazy Rhythm,” like a music in a constant state of creation and reinvention” - Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal (July 2011)

I was thoroughly swept away by the Anderson twins and their band…they each play the clarinet and saxophone with a devotion that is apparent in every note” - Stephen Schaefer, Boston Herald (May 2010)

CONTACT: Sally Cannon
(856) 720-0232

P.O. Box 896
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Tri-State Jazz Society, formed in 1988, is dedicated to the preservation and live performance of traditional jazz including Dixieland, swing, ragtime, and boogie-woogie. All concerts are open to the public and feature leading professional small jazz bands and soloists. Monthly concerts are presented in Haddonfield, NJ or Walligford, PA except for December. The society is a non-profit educational corporation supported by its members.

Photo credit: Lynn Redmile
Photo credit: Lynn Redmile
Photo credit: Lynn Redmile
Photo credit: Lynn Redmile
Photo credit: Lynn Redmile



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