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'PETE AND WILL ANDERSON ARE VIRTUOSOS ON BOTH CLARINET AND SAXOPHONE'

The New York Times, Stephen Holden (May 27, 2010) - The New York Times


'EVERYTHING YOU PLAY YOU REALLY MEAN. THAT'S RARE THESE DAYS'

Dr. Billy Taylor (Apr 1, 2009) - Billy Taylor


'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'

The Boston Herald, Stephen Schaefer (May 20, 2010) - Boston Herald


'THEY'RE NATURALS AND WHILE ESSENTIALLY INTO BEBOP-THEY PLAY WITH A PASSION, UNPREDICTABILITY AND SENSE OF DISCOVERY THAT CAN MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE BACK AT THE BEGINNING OF IT AT MINTON'S. THEY CAN CLAIM AN ASTONISHING AFFINITY FOR THE FULL RANGE OF JAZZ FORMS AND STYLES. I'VE LISTENED TO THEM PLAY ALL KINDS OF JAZZ NOW AND HAVE YET TO HEAR AN INAUTHENTIC NOTE'

All About Jazz, Robert Levin (July 3, 2010) - All About Jazz


'THE MUSIC FROM WILL AND PETE ANDERSON EMERGED PURE AND NATURAL'

Epoch Times, June 29th (June 29, 2010) - Epoch Times


'THE HIGHLY TOUTED ANDERSON BROTHERS WERE ALSO EXHILARATING-AND THE AUDIENCE RESPONSE REFLECTED THAT ENERGY'

Jazz Inside Magazine, Eric Frazier (May 1, 2011) - Jazz Inside Magazine


'OFFERING SOME CLARINET-ON-CLARINET VIOLENCE ON "CRAZY RHYTHM," LIKE A MUSIC IN A CONSTANT STATE OF CREATION AND REINVENTION'

The Wall Street Journal, Will Friedwald (Jul 13, 2011) - Wall Street Journal


'YOU DUDES ARE THE FUTURE! YOU ALL HAVE MADE MY SOUL SMILE, AND YOU MADE A 78 YEAR-OLD EX-BE-BOPPER SMILE LIKE A FOX EATIN' SAUERKRAUT'

Quincy Jones (January, 10, 2012) - Quincy Jones


'PHENOMENALLY TALENTED - AN EVOCATION OF A BYGONE ERA!'

BlogCritics.org, Jon Sobel (Sept. 16, 2012) - Blogs Critics


'A GLORIOUS RECREATION OF THE BIG BAND SOUND!'

CurtainUp, Elyse Sommer (Sept. 15, 2012) - Curtain Up


'A 90 MINUTE MUSICAL MARVEL - A STEP BACK IN TIME TO THE MUSIC OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK!'

Examiner.com, Sandi Durell (Sept. 17, 2012) - Examiner


'EXTRAORDINARILY TALENTED - THE ANDERSON TWINS ARE MUSICAL GENIUSES!'

NYTheatre.com, Amber Gallery (Sept. 12, 2012) - New York Theater


'DELIGHTFUL, DAZZLING AND INFECTIOUS - THIS SHOW IS TOO GOOD!'

Backstage, Robert Windeler (Sept. 16, 2012) - Backstage


'REMARKABLE!'

The Wall Street Journal, Will Friedwald (Sept. 20, 2012) - The Wall Street Journal


'TOE-TAPPING, HEART-LIFTING JAZZ'

New York Post, Frank Scheck (Sept. 16, 2012) - New York Post


'A WONDERFUL EARFUL, FROM EXPERT JAZZ MUSICIANS!'

Theatermania, Barbara and Scott Siegel (Sept. 17, 2012) - Theatermania


Discography

Correspondence (2013) Smalls Records
Music of the Soprano Masters (2013) Gut String Records

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"Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone" (New York Times) and "Remarkable" (Wall Street Journal), identical twins Peter and Will Anderson have distinguished themselves as top-level jazz players and composers in New York City, and "they play with a passion, unpredictability and sense of discovery" (All About Jazz). At age 13, they toured the U.K., playing traditional jazz and swing music. Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, they were first mentored by saxophonist Paul Carr, before attending Juilliard in New York City.
Peter and Will Anderson have played with Wynton Marsalis' Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Jimmy Heath Big Band, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Michael Feinstein, Paul Simon, and Liza Minnelli. Leading their own ensemble, they've performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Iridium, Symphony Space, Blues Alley, East Coast Jazz Fest, Pennsylvania Jazz Fest, Mid-Altantic Jazz Fest, New Jersey Jazz Fest, Buck Hill Skytop Fest, Empire State Building, Louis Armstrong House, Hunter College, Stony Brook and Michigan State Universities. They have produced and performed in two highly-acclaimed off-broadway jazz shows at 59E59 Theaters in 2010 and 2012, honoring Artie Shaw and the Dorsey Brothers, the last of which sold out for 30 consecutive shows. Peter and Will are featured in HBO's Boardwalk Empire and on the Grammy-winning soundtrack with Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, with whom they frequently perform. They can be heard Thursday nights at 59E59 Theater's E:Bar in Manhattan.
The Anderson's debut recording, Correspondence (Smalls Records), features Kenny Barron, Kenny Washington, and Ben Wolfe, consisting of their original music. On March 14th, 2013 the Anderson's are leading a Highlights in Jazz concert featuring Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Vache, and Howard Alden.