”Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times) Washington, D.C. natives Peter and Will Anderson were drawn to jazz at a very young age. While still teenagers, they toured The United Kingdom, performed on Capitol Hill, and were featured on television. Endorsees of D’Addario woodwind products, Peter and Will attended Juilliardin New York City, where they currently reside. They’ve played with the Jimmy Heath Big Band, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.
Peter and Will have headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, D.C.’s Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Sarasota Florida Jazz Festival, South Carolina’s Jazz Corner, Seattle’s Triple Door, Miami-Dade’s Cultural Arts Center, and The Arizona Music Festival. Their ensemble has performed in 30 U.S. States, toured Japan, and featured four times in NYC’s famed “Highlights in Jazz” series, alongside legends Lou Donaldson, Paquito D’Rivera, and Wycliffe Gordon. As clinicians, Peter and Will have taught at the College of Charleston, Temple University, and Michigan State University among others.
Peter and Will’s 2012 debut release, Correspondence, features Kenny Barron and was chosen by Vanity Fair magazine alongside Miles Davis in “Four New Releases to Make You Love Jazz.” Most recently, Peter and Will are featured on JAZZIZ Magazine’s Winter 2014 CD Soundtrack. Their recent release, Reed Reflections, was called be the Washington Post, “imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz tunes.” Peter and Will’s newest album of original music, Deja Vu, features Albert “Tootie” Heath, and was released in April 2015.