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DK [Darnell Kenneth] Anderson was born on November 19, 1979, a mill town kid from the city of Monessen, Pennsylvania. He began his musical studies on tenor saxophone at the age of 11. At the age 16 he started playing the piano and became interested in composition. DK Anderson graduated from Duquesne University School of Music having studied with saxophonist James Houlik; composition and orchestration with Mike Tomaro and David Stock; counterpoint with Dr. Robert Shankovich; and jazz studies later with Sean Jones of the Lincoln Center Jazz Band. In 2001, Anderson premiered his first work for big band at Pittsburgh's Mellon Winterfest Jazz Festival


Quantum Truth

Label: DK Anderson
Released: 2018
Track listing: Inner Urge; I’m Hip; Epistrophy; All the Things You Are; Sun Sail; Round Midnight; Lady Grinning Soul; Can You Dig It;


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Vijay Iyer, Max Moran and more

Read "Vijay Iyer, Max Moran and more" reviewed by Joe Dimino

This week we begin with Vijay Iyer playing music from Far From Over, the powerful release he has recorded with his Sextet and profiling their show in Kansas City at The Gem Theater headlining a stellar night of jazz that was kicked off by a performance with Hermon Mehari and Logan Richardson. We also focus on ...


8th Window

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Track listing: Me 2 with U; Chrome; Manic Depression; Puzzle Dancing; Blackbelt Bass; Double Vision; Super Mario Bros Ground Theme; Caravan (Live).


Article: Album Review

DK Anderson's Cypher: 8th Window

Read "8th Window" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Saxophonist DK Anderson showcases his mature style and superb musicianship on his debut 8th Window. Leading his band Cypher, Anderson interprets, with passion and elegance, five of his heady originals and three covers including an intriguing take on rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix's classic “Manic Depression." Anderson opens the latter tune with his fiery honking ...


8th Window

Label: DK Anderson
Released: 2016
Track listing: Me 2 With U 7:28 Chrome 6:01 Manic Depression 7:07 Puzzle Dancing 6:46 Blackbelt Bass 7:22 Double Vision 9:21 Super Mario Bros. 7:09 Caravan 7:20


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