"If I ever had a home, it was the slide trombone" says Ray Anderson. Although the perennial poll-
winner (6 times in Down Beat's Critics Poll!) is indeed at home with the "slip-horn", his unique music is
now being heard all over the world. Anderson's innovative and influential style is technically awesome
but straight from the heart. He shatters musical categories but remains personal, emotional and
accessible. He is often humorous but never predictable. He has given the trombone a whole new sound
and also developed a trombone-like way of singing.
Born in Chicago in 1952, Ray Anderson started playing trombone when he was eight