Photo courtesy of Steven Bromberg
Stephen Anderson (Associate Professor), composer and pianist, has had works performed by ensembles throughout the United States (including performances at CBDNA and ITEMA), and his recordings are published by Summit Records, Albany, and Nagel Heyer Records. As a jazz artist, his Nation Degeneration (2010) and Forget Not (2008) trio CDs each received 4½ stars (out of 5) from the All Music Guide--Forget Notwas nominated best jazz “Debut CD” (3rd Annual Village Voice Jazz Critics Poll 2008)--Nation Degeneration was selected to represent Summit Records at the 53rd Grammy Awards in the category of “Best Jazz Instrumental Album”—both recordings have been widely performed on radio nationally. Prior to leading his own trio, Anderson was pianist with the Lynn Seaton Trio and appears on two recordings for Nagel Heyer Records, Puttin’ On the Ritz (2005) and Ballads 2006 (compilation CD). Anderson played and recorded with the North Texas One O’clock Lab Band (Lab 2001), and Two O’clock Lab Band (Translucent Two). He has been active as a clinician and performing artist nationally and internationally in recent years, was winner of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival piano competition (1997), and was the keyboardist for gold-recording (country) artist, Kevin Sharp (1996-1997).