Jay Anderson, Bass

Bassist/composer Jay Anderson is among the most versatile and respected jazz artists performing today.  He has performed/recorded with a wide variety of jazz artists including Woody Herman, Carmen McRae, Michael Brecker, Paul Bley, Bob Mintzer, John Abercrombie, Dave Liebman, Joe Sample, Maria Schneider, Lee Konitz, Mike Stern, Toots Thielemans, Kenny Wheeler, Jay Clayton and non-jazz artists like Osvaldo Golijov, Michael Franks, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, Chaka Khan, Michel Legrand, Allen Ginsberg, and Celine Dion.  He has been featured on over 300 recordings, three of which have received a Grammy Award. He has conducted clinics around the world and is a Professor of Jazz Bass Studies at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Anderson has been the recipient of the NEA grant for composition and two Meet the Composer grants. He currently co-leads the critically acclaimed group BANN featuring Seamus Blake, Oz Noy and Adam Nussbaum.