Keystone Korner Nights / Todd Barkan presents Clifton Anderson CD Release Launch Party

Keystone Korner Nights / Todd Barkan presents Clifton Anderson CD Release Launch Party

04/07 8:00 PM & 10PM - $30.00

Keystone Korner Nights / Todd Barkan present:

Trombonist – Composer

CLIFTON ANDERSON CD Release Launch Party

“And So We Carry On – Music For The People”

Clifton Anderson Quintet
Donald Vega – piano
Frank Fontaine – saxes
Essiet Essiet – bass
Steve Williams – drums
and Special Guests

 Trombonist-composer Clifton Anderson will appear with his quintet on Sunday, April 7 at The Iridium, located at 1650
Broadway (51st), New York City. Anderson will feature music from his recent release, And So We Carry On (Daywood
Drive Records, 2012). The CD features a stellar guest lineup of jazz greats such a Kenny Garrett, Monty Alexander, Jeff “Tain”
Watts, Wallace Roney, to name a few. Musical friends collaborate to create an uplifting, soul stirring musical blueprint for healing. A collection of originals (and 3 covers), the CD cover art by Rudy Gutierrez symbolizes chaos and struggle in troubled times, and Cliftonʼs music provides an antidote. This performance is part of Todd Barkanʼs Keystone Korner Series at The Iridium.

Clifton Anderson was born on October 5, 1957 in Harlem, New York City. He grew up surrounded
by music. His father was a church organist/choir director, and his mother a singer and pianist. It
was no surprise that Clifton exhibited an affinity for music at an early age. When he was seven
years old, he got his very first trombone, a gift from his uncle, legendary tenor saxophonist Sonny
Rollins.
In 1997, Clifton released his first recording as a leader/producer on the Milestone label
entitled Landmarks. Landmarks received critical acclaim internationally and made the top ten
playlists on US Jazz radio coast to coast. At the end of 2007, Clifton went back into the studio as a
leader to produce the highly anticipated, critically-acclaimed Decade (2009).
Clifton has worked and performed with a “who’s who” of diverse musical legends, such as Stevie
Wonder, McCoy Tyner, Frank Foster, Slide Hampton’s World Of Trombones, Dizzy Gillespie,
The Mighty Sparrow, Lester Bowie, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Paul Simon, Carlos Garnett,
Terumasa Hino, Keith Richards, Muhal Richard Abrams, WyClef Jean, Geri Allen, T.S. Monk,
and Charlie Haden, among others.

 

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