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Matt Anderson

Born in the North Yorkshire Moors, the son of a music teacher, and based in Leeds for a time, saxophonist and Dankworth Prize-winning composer Matt Anderson moved to London in 2015 to study at the Royal Academy of Music where he now works coaching Junior Jazz ensembles.

His first two albums, Wild Flower Sextet and Rambling, were well received by the jazz press. His new Quartet album, The Town and the City, is released in July 2022.

Awards

Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition (Small Group) - 2017


Tags

“memorable melodies, adeptly interwoven influences... unhurriedly stylish... (Anderson) can deliver an ear- catching tenor sax flourish, but knows the value of understatement and uses it well.” Jon Turney, London Jazz News
Primary Instrument

Saxophone, tenor

Location

London

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Currently teach at Junior Royal Academy of Music, Leeds Conservatoire and privately. Rates are £42/hr.

Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

The Town and the City

Hidden Threads Records
2022

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Rambling

Jellymould Jazz
2018

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Matt Anderson Quartet

Self Produced
2011

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Free Into Edinburgh

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