Bassist/composer Jay Anderson is among the most versatile and respected jazz artists performing
today. Born in 1955 in Southern California, Anderson be gan playing acoustic bass at the age of 12.
Throughout junior high, high school, and college, Anderson won numerous awards for excellence in
both jazz and classical music. One week after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Performance from
California State University at Long Beach, Anderson was asked to join the Woody Herman Orchestra.
After touring with the “Herd” for a year, he was called by Carmen McRae and performed with the
legendary singer for the next two years.
In 1982 Anderson made the decision to move to New York City