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Lion City Youth Jazz Festival 2018 Workshop: Jay Anderson


Tue May 22 2018, 5:30pm–6:30pm

Where: Lasalle College of The Arts, 1 McNally Street, Rochor, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: ja34

Jay Anderson, Mentor (United States), double bass

Bassist-composer Jay Anderson is among the most versatile and respected jazz artists performing today.

He has been featured on over 400 recordings and performed with the legendary Carmen McRae, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Toots Thielemans, Michael Franks, Mike Stern, John Scofield, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Joe Lovano, Ivan Lins, Lalah Hathaway amongst other influential jazz musicians. He has also played with the Woody Herman Orchestra, the big bands of Kenny Wheeler, Bob Mintzer, WDR Köln as guest performer, Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Project (winner of a 2012 Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement), the critically-acclaimed Maria Schneider Orchestra and many more.

Anderson has performed and recorded extensively with Maria Schneider, most notably on the 2007 Grammy winner’s 2007 release "Sky Blue," "Cerulean Skies," and the 2015 release "The Thompson Fields." He also performed on David Bowie's Grammy award-winning "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)."

Anderson has also collaborated on numerous non-jazz recordings with David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Chaka Khan, Michel Legrand, and the Grammy Award winning 1997 Record of the Year “Falling Into You” by Celine Dion, and performed with classical legends Van Cliburn and Sir Neville Marriner.

In addition to being a highly sought-after sideman, Anderson is a proven voice in his own right, with two critically-acclaimed original recordings on the DMP label, “Next Exit” and “Local Color” under his belt. Jay currently co-leads the group BANN featuring Seamus Blake, Oz Noy and Adam Nussbaum.

Anderson also conducts clinics around the world and is a professor of Jazz Bass Studies at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.