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Bassist!composer Jay Anderson has won numerous awards for both jazz and classical performance. He began playing acoustic bass at the age of 12 and is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach. Since moving to New York City in 1982, Jay continues to perform and record with some of the most impor tant names injazz, having been a regular member in the bands of Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan, Michael Brecker, Toots Thielemans, Michael Franks, Eliane Elias, Bennie Wallace, Steve Khan, Carmen McRae and, since 1992, the great Joe Sample. Anderson has been featured on over 150 recordings with such legends as Paul Bley, Randy Brecker, Bob Berg, Bob Mintzer, Mike Stern, Donald Byrd, Terumasa Hino, Lee Konitz, Warren Bernhardt and many others. He has also performed with the big bands of Woody Herman, Kenny Wheeler, Maria Schneider, Mel Lewis, Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin, and the WDR Koln, Germany. Jay is also an NEA grant recipient for composition and two Meet the Composer grants. He has been featured on ten Grammy nominated recordings and has also recorded two albums of his own. He conducts clinics around the world and is a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music and SUNY New Paltz, NY.
Drummer Steve Davis has performed with David Liebman, Bill Evans, Richie Beirach, John Pattitucci, Pat LaBarbara, Walt Weiskopf and Lynne Arriale. He has over seventy recordings to his credit, including three under his own name, featuring such collabo rators as John Hart, Drew Gress and Tim Reis. A ten year founding member of the Lynne Arriale Trio, he has recorded all nine CDs with the group. Other recording credits include work with Walt Weiskopf, Conrad Herwig, Richie Bierach, Bill Evans, Kenny Werner, Tim Hagans, John Pattitucci, Manfredo Fest and Andy Laverne. Steve has toured extensively in Europe, Asia and North America. In addition to performing, Davis has been on the faculty of Jamey Aebersold Jazz Clinics since 1982, was an Indiana University Artist in Residence, and served on the faculty of the Berlin Conservatory of Music as Professor of Jazz Studies. He has authored six educa tional drum books and conducts master classes and clinics throughout the world. Steve is cu rrently on the facu Ity of the University of South Florida in Tampa.
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