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Merrimans' Playhouse

Peter and Will Anderson Trio

The Peter & Will Anderson Trio from NYC: “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” - Washington Post

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Peter and Will Anderson Trio
Peter and Will Anderson Trio

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Mar 28, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Merrimans' Playhouse, 1211 East Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, IN, USA


About the Event

The Peter & Will Anderson Trio from NYC features:

Will Anderson - alto saxophone, clarinet, flute

Peter Anderson - tenor & soprano saxophone, clarinet

Felix Lemerle - guitar



”Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times) identical twins Peter & Will Anderson have headlined the Blue Note, Kennedy Center, and New Orleans Jazz Festival, playing “with a passion, unpredictability, and sense of discovery.” (All About Jazz). Endorsees of D'Addario woodwind products, the Andersons are Juilliard graduates, and have toured the U.K., South America, and Japan.

"... Identical twins Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary musical acts performing straight-ahead jazz today. Born and raised in Washington D.C., the Andersons moved to New York City to attend The Juilliard School. They’ve performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, Frank Vignola, and can be heard on the 2014 Grammy-winning soundtrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks. They’ve headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Feinstein’s 54 Below, Arizona Music Festival, Princeton Festival, Syracuse Jazz Festival, Sarasota Jazz Festival, Hilton Head’s The Jazz Corner, San Francisco’s Jazz at the Ballroom, The Louis Armstrong House Museum, Iowa’s Bix Beiderbecke Festival, and live on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion Radio Program. The Andersons have performed in over 40 U.S. states, throughout Brazil, Japan, the U.K., and six times in NYC’s famed Highlights in Jazz series, alongside Lou Donaldson, Jimmy Heath, Ken Peplowski, Steve Turre, Warren Vache, and Jimmy Cobb.

Vanity Fair magazine listed their debut album, Correspondence, featuring Kenny Barron, alongside Miles Davis in “Four New Releases to Make You Love Jazz,” and the Washington Post called their music “imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz.” Peter and Will received a 2014 Drama Desk nomination for their Off-Broadway Production, Le Jazz Hot (one of seven productions at 59E59 Theaters), and in 2018 were Bistro Award winners. Their 2014 album, Deja Vu, was called “a burner that reveals the band’s cohesiveness and spirit” (JazzTimes). Last year, the Andersons raised $25,000 to establish the Joe Temperley Juilliard Student Scholarship Fund and tribute album in honor of their late great saxophone mentor. Peter and Will are teaching artists through Juilliard’s Nord-Anglia program, conducting school workshops in Orlando, Charlotte, Washington D.C. and Chicago. They’ve lectured at over 100 high schools countrywide and Universities including Michigan State, Ohio State, Florida State, Temple, Xavier, Scranton, South Florida, Lenoir-Rhyne, Central Oklahoma, Jacksonville and in Nagasaki, Japan.

Peter and Will performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars in After Midnight, which ran on Broadway from 2013-2014, and featured Vanessa Williams, KD Lang, and Patti Labelle. In 2017, the Andersons directed “The Fabulous Dorsey Brothers” in J@LC’s Appel Room, narrated by The Wire and Treme actor, Clarke Peters. Also that year, they completed a 30-day National tour sponsored by Allied Concert Services, alongside artists such as The Boston Brass and Ann Hampton Callaway.



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