Jazz & Swing



Cypher Band & DK Anderson Quartet

DK [Darnell Kenneth] Anderson was born in Monessen, Pennsylvania . He began his musical studies on tenor saxophone at the age of 11. At the age 16 he started playing the piano and became interested in composition. DK Anderson graduated from Duquesne University School of Music having studied with saxophonist James Houlik; composition and orchestration with Michel Tomaro and David Stock; counterpoint with Dr. Robert Shankovich; and jazz studies later with Sean Jones of the Lincoln Center Jazz Band. In 2001, Anderson premiered his first work for big band at Pittsburgh’s Mellon Winterfest Jazz Festival. Hailed as an “unique voice” and “artist to watch” by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Anderson is a veteran of the Roger Humphries Big Band, Pittsburgh’s “Boogie Hustlers”, and plays freelance saxophone with numerous bands in the region. His Cypher Band debuted at the Pittsburgh JazzLive Festival 2016.


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