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Stephen Anderson

STEPHEN ANDERSON is a critically acclaimed composer and pianist whose music has been published on eighteen compact discs through Summit, Albany, Nagel Heyer Records, and other labels. Four of Anderson’s recordings have appeared on the Grammy® Awards ballots representing Summit Records—Nation Degeneration (53rd), Believe (56th), 360˚ Jazz Initiative, Distracted Society (58th), and The Dominican Jazz Project (59th). The Dominican Jazz Project similarly represented the label at the 17th Annual Latin Grammy® Awards in the categories of “Best New Artist” and “Best Jazz CD.” Both the Stephen Anderson Trio Nation Degeneration and Forget Not CDs received 4½ stars (out of 5) from the All Music Guide, and Forget Not was nominated best jazz “Debut CD” (3rd Annual Village Voice Jazz Critics Poll 2008)

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Article: Album Review

Dominican Jazz Project: Desde Lejos

Read "Desde Lejos" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


DJP's primary composer and keyboard player Stephen Anderson has worked to get the DJP back into the studio after their 2016 Dominican Jazz Project (Summit Records) debut received so much critical and popular acclaim. The 2020 pandemic and attendant lockdowns delayed but did not cancel this follow-up, which the band recorded Desde Lejos--"From Afar."

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Desde Lejos

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Fuera de la Oscuridad; Ritmos de Baní; Sin Palabra; Como un Rayo Ciego; Si Tu Supieras; Pero Aún no es el Fin;. Siempre Adelante; Una Más; Un Cambio de Ritmo.

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Article: From the Inside Out

Rediscovery and Re-Creation, and an NYC Farewell

Read "Rediscovery and Re-Creation, and an NYC Farewell" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Greg Abate Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron Whaling City Sound 2021 Musicians will sometimes honor another musician who influenced their lives or work with a tribute or memorial recording after that influential musician has passed on. There's an abundance of first-rate music on the ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

From An Island: Ches Smith & We All Break and Dominican Jazz Project

Read "From An Island: Ches Smith & We All Break and Dominican Jazz Project" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Haiti and the Dominican Republic both occupy the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. But the two nations could hardly be more different. Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere; the Dominican Republic has the largest economy in the Caribbean and Central America. Haiti was occupied by France in colonial times, famously winning its ...

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Song of the Day

Un Cambio de Ritmo

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Label: Summit Records
Released: 2021
Duration: 08:37

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Dominican Jazz Project

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- Nominated for the 17th Annual Latin Grammy® Awards in the categories of “Best New Artist” and “Best Jazz CD.” - “Full of creative energy and the joy of musical discovery”—Mark Sullivan, All About Jazz The Dominican Jazz Project began when Dominican born jazz artist, Guillo Carias, invited American jazz pianist, Stephen Anderson, to perform with him and local players for the 2014 Jazzomania Jazz Festival in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, that was hosted by the Quisqueya 96.1 FM jazz radio program. The concert and associated clinic went beautifully, and the drummer, Guy Frómeta, invited Anderson to return to Santo Domingo to perform with him in his group for the Casa de Teatro Jazz Festival a few months later

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Song of the Day

Tolerance

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Label: Summit Records
Released: 0
Duration: 8:40

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Dominican Jazz from Summit Records: The Dominican Jazz Project & Socrates Garcia Latin Jazz Orchestra

Read "Dominican Jazz from Summit Records: The Dominican Jazz Project & Socrates Garcia Latin Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


There must be something in the air, as the Dominican Republic suddenly finds representation on two latin jazz releases from Summit Records. The Dominican Jazz Project grew out of pianist Stephen Anderson's visit to the 2014 Jazzomania Jazz Festival in Santo Domingo. After an additional visit--and additional new musical friendships--the group agreed to record together. So ...


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