Peter And Will Anderson Trio To Perform From Songbooks Of Goodman, Berlin, And Gershwin

JazzBuffalo is excited to welcome back the New York City-based brothers Peter and Will Anderson.  The brothers, along with a guitarist to form a unique trio, have visited Buffalo previously with appearances at MusicalFare Theater Cabaret Lounge and Pausa Art House.  They will appear on Friday, March 22 at Pausa Art House at 8 pm.

”Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,”

New York Times

Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary sets of brothers performing music today. Known for their unique renditions of classic jazz songs and innovative original music, they hail from Washington, DC, but moved to New York City to attend Juilliard. Peter and Will have performed with the Jimmy Heath Big Band, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera, Kenny Barron, Bob Wilber, Jimmy Cobb, Steve Turré, and Albert “Tootie” Heath.

The Anderson’s have headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Seattle’s Triple Door, DC’s Blues Alley, and the Arizona Music Festival.  Their ensemble has performed in over 40 U.S. States, toured Japan, and featured four times in New York City’s famed “Highlights in Jazz” series, alongside Lou Donaldson, Ken Peplowski, and Warren Vache. 

As guest clinicians, Peter and Will have visited Temple University, Xavier University, University of South Florida, University of Central Oklahoma, Florida State University, Ohio State University, Michigan State University, University of Scranton and others.

Peter and Will’s debut release from 2012, Correspondence, features Kenny Barron and was listed in Vanity Fair magazine alongside Miles Davis in “Four New Releases to Make You Love Jazz.”  The Washington Post called their music, 

“imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz.”

Their album, “Deja Vu”, features Albert “Tootie” Heath and was called

“a burner that reveals the band’s cohesiveness and spirit”


At Pausa Art House, they will be joined by their guitarist, Felix Lemerle, playing from the Great American Songbook.   With a special focus on the music of Benny Goodman, Irving Berlin, and George Ira Gershwin. They are sure to sprinkle in Brazilian Bossa Nova, New Orleans jazz hits, and brand new original pieces.

Félix Lemerle (pronounce fe-leeks luh-murl) is a New York City-based jazz guitarist, composer & educator. Born in Paris, France, the son of an upright bass player, he was exposed to jazz at an early age. After studying classical piano at the conservatory, he taught himself guitar in his teens and started performing around town and in Europe in various clubs and festivals. He graduated from the CRR de Paris, then was granted a Fulbright scholarship to CUNY Queens College in New York, where he got his Master in Jazz Performance.

Their appearance represents an opportunity to hear extraordinary musicianship in the intimacy of Pausa Art House. It is strongly encouraged to make seat/table reservations early as the stage room fills up fast. Admission is a special JazzBuffalo sponsored entrance of only $10.

To make seat/table reservations, please visit Pausa Art House Table Reservations link here: Pausa Art House Table Agent

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  1. Twin brothers Peter (tenor sax & clarinet) and Will (alto sax, clarinet and flute) Anderson brought their trio (with guitarist Alex Wintz) to the KNKX studios for a thrilling afternoon of swinging standards.

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