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The Anderson Brothers play Benny Goodman with reedmen Peter & Will Anderson featuring guitarist Randy Napoleon with Paul Keller (string bass) and David Alvarez III (drums)

April 13, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

the anderson brothers

the anderson brothers play benny goodman

with reedmen PETER & WILL ANDERSON

featuring guitarist Randy Napoleon

Paul Keller (string bass) and David Alvarez III (drums)

Thursday, April 13th, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Kerrytown Concert House is thrilled to welcome two brothers in jazz who also happen to be identical twins, Peter & Will Anderson – two of the most extraordinary jazz woodwind players today. Joined by the fantastic backing trio of Randy Napoleon (guitar), Paul Keller (bass) and David Alvarez III (drums), the quintet will present the work of the King of Swing, clarinetist Benny Goodman! Goodman’s 60-year career is highlighted by sparking the swing era in 1935, bringing jazz into Carnegie Hall, and leading the top big band of the 1930s swing era. He also helped bridge the divide between the jazz and classical worlds. Goodman’s small group with Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, and Teddy Wilson was groundbreaking for its blistering tempos and swinging classics.

Hailed as “virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” by The New York Times, Peter & Will Anderson have performed concerts together since the age of 9.  They’re Juilliard graduates, and have performed on Broadway, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and at the New Orleans Jazz Festival.  The Andersons can be heard on the Grammy winning soundtrack to HBO’s Boardwalk Empire with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, and received a Drama Desk Nomination for their Off-Broadway Production Le Jazz Hot in 2012.  They can be seen and heard as saxophonists in the upcoming Martin Scorsese film, “Killers of the Flower Moon.”  Aside from leading performances in over 45 U.S. States, Japan, Brazil, Canada, and the United Kingdom, they’ve lectured at over a dozen Universities across the country.

This performance is generously supported by Series Underwriters, Dallas & Sharon Dort.

Peter & Will Anderson
Peter & Will Anderson

Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone (New York Times), identical twins Peter and Will Anderson are two of the most extraordinary  jazz woodwind players 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, and can be heard on the 2014 Grammy-winning soundtrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks.  They’ve headlined at Carnegie Hall, The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Feinstein’s 54 Below, Blues Alley, Birdland, 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 and Tootie Heath, Ken Peplowski, Steve Turre, Warren Vache, Frank Vignola, 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 sold-out 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, William Paterson and in Nagasaki, Japan.

Peter and Will can be heard and seen in the major motion pictures Revolutionary Road, Killers of the Flower Moon, Boardwalk Empire, and The Marvelous Ms. Maisel.  They 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, Fantasia Barrino, 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, on a roster of artists including The Boston Brass and Ann Hampton Callaway.

COVID-19 Safety Policy for Indoor Concerts

  • Masks are welcome and available as needed.
  • Please do not attend a performance if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19.


April 13, 2023
7:30 pm
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