SCRANTON — Performance Music at The University of Scranton will kick off its fall 2017 schedule Sunday, Sept. 10, with a concert featuring a jazz trio led by woodwind virtuosos Peter and Will Anderson.
The concert, which will also feature guitarist Alex Wintz, will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the University’s Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue. Admission is free for all Performance Music programming.
Washington, D.C., natives and Juilliard alums, the Andersons have earned a devoted following in recent years thanks to their innovative original music and unique interpretations of classic jazz compositions. The twins have performed in more than 40 states, and headlined at a number of marquee venues, among them the Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival and Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.
The list of accomplished musicians the Andersons have performed with is extensive, and includes the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera, Kenny Barron, Bob Wilber and Albert “Tootie” Heath. They have played live on public radio’s “Prairie Home Companion,” and were featured with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks on the Grammy-winning soundtrack of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
The Andersons recently wrapped up an extended engagement at New York City’s 59E59 Theaters, where their show, “Songbook Summit,” featured renditions of songs written by iconic 20th century composers George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers.
During the Andersons’ last visit to the university, they composed a song for the Performance Music jazz band titled “Fox in the Sauerkraut.”
The Andersons will also hold a free woodwinds masterclass at the university on the afternoon of the concert. The class is open to amateur and professional saxophone, clarinet and flute players ages 16 and up.
Those interested in participating in the masterclass should email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For further information on the concert, call 570-941-7624, email email@example.com or visit scranton.edu/music.