Ashby Anderson
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Ashby Anderson

Richmond, Virginia, United States

Richmond, Virginia, United States
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"Historic Richmond Jazz Suite"

Devil’s Half Acre

-A demanding piece which flaunts a complexity of rhythms and melodies..

- Matt Mathis

- Richmond Times Dispatch


"Promising Beginning"

"There is much to admire in Anderson’s suite: It’s ambitious, complex and designed to leave plenty of room for his capable
septet to storm and scamper"

— Peter McElhinney - Style Magazine


"Richmond's Jazz Composer"

" He is a very accomplished songwriter/pianist"..."His unique usage of melodic patterns is very interesting"

Candace Avery
Director
International Song Competition


" Through the song ( Culture of a City)... he gives and aural impression of a busy city landscape. Anderson combined the similar sounds, culture and feel of each city
into his intriquing piece. Mirroring the fast-paced, energetic, rambuctious aspects of city life..."

Arlene Williams
Writer
Soul of Virginia Magazine - Soul of Virginia Magazine


"Richmond's Jazz Composer"

" He is a very accomplished songwriter/pianist"..."His unique usage of melodic patterns is very interesting"

Candace Avery
Director
International Song Competition


" Through the song ( Culture of a City)... he gives and aural impression of a busy city landscape. Anderson combined the similar sounds, culture and feel of each city
into his intriquing piece. Mirroring the fast-paced, energetic, rambuctious aspects of city life..."

Arlene Williams
Writer
Soul of Virginia Magazine - Soul of Virginia Magazine


Discography

The Historic Richmond Jazz Suite (2006)
A Work of Art (2004)
Celebration of Life ( 2002)
The Calling (1999)

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Ashby Anderson is an accomplished jazz composer, pianist. He is among the rising number of Jazz artists that produce,manufacture and distribute their music over the internet. In keeping with his drive for musical independence, He formed a non-profit organization in 2001 called the Jazz Composers Alliance Inc. The organization serves as a forum for the creation, development and presentation of original works by jazz composers.

In 2005 he recieved a commission from Meet the Composer/ Commissioning Music USA along with other notable Jazz artists, pianist Geri Allen and Jimmy Heath to compose a four movement suite for Jazz ensemble. The work made its debut in November 2006 an is entitled the Historic Richmond Jazz Suite. In 2004 his composition "Culture of a City" received "Honorable Mention" as a finalist in the 2004 International Song Competition.

Anderson has succesfully produced 4 independent CD's and continues to produce concerts that feature the original works of Virginia Jazz artists. Now working on a revolutionary book that outlines mathematical methods for music composition, Anderson continues to search for new approaches to the worlds most revolutionary art form called Jazz