“Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times), identical twins Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary musical acts performing captivating, classic jazz today. Born and raised in Washington D.C., the Andersons moved to New York City to attend The Juilliard School. They’ve performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, and can be heard on the 2014 Grammy-winning soundtrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks. They’ve headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Feinstein’s 54 Below, Arizona Music Festival, The Princeton Festival, Syracuse Jazz Festival, Sarasota Jazz Festival, Hilton Head’s Jazz Corner, San Francisco’s Jazz at the Ballroom, The Louis Armstrong House Museum, and live on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion Radio. The Andersons have performed in over 40 U.S. states, throughout Brazil, Japan and six times in NYC’s famed Highlights in Jazz series, alongside Lou Donaldson, Jimmy Heath, Ken Peplowski, Steve Turre, Warren Vache, and Jimmy Cobb.
Vanity Fair magazine listed their debut album, Correspondence, featuring Kenny Barron, alongside Miles Davis in “Four New Releases to Make You Love Jazz,” and the Washington Post called their music “imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz.” Peter and Will received a 2014 Drama Desk nomination for their Off-Broadway Show, Le Jazz Hot (one of seven productions at 59E59 Theaters), and in 2018 were Bistro Award winners. Their 2014 album, Deja Vu, features “a burner that reveals the band’s cohesiveness and spirit” (JazzTimes). Last year, the Andersons raised $25,000 to establish the Joe Temperley Juilliard Student Scholarship Fund and tribute album in honor of their late great saxophone mentor. Peter and Will were regular performers with the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars in After Midnight, which ran on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson theater from 2013-2014. They’ve lectured at over 100 high schools countrywide and Universities including Michigan State, Ohio State, Temple, Florida State, Xavier, Scranton, South Florida and Central Oklahoma. Peter and Will endorse D’Addario woodwind products and Selmer saxophones.