SONGBOOK SUMMIT Comes To Symphony Space To Celebrate Berlin, Kern, Carmichael And More

By: Jul. 03, 2018
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SONGBOOK SUMMIT Comes To Symphony Space To Celebrate Berlin, Kern, Carmichael And More Peter and Will Anderson - the identical twins and Juilliard graduates hailed as "virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone" by The New York Times - have announced a return engagement of their SONGBOOK SUMMIT concert series at Symphony Space for a four-week residency from August 7 to September 2. The Andersons and their six-piece ensemble shine the spotlight on four iconic composers (one per week) in a celebration of the Great American Songbook. The show features an engaging video presentation, entertaining narration, and live performances from the jazz sextet featuring vocalist Molly Ryan.

After a smash success last summer, The Andersons will feature the classic songs of Irving Berlin (8/7-12, "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Anything You Can Do," "There's No Business like Show Business"), Jerome Kern (8/14-19, "Ol Man River," "The Song is You," "The Way You Look Tonight"), Hoagy Carmichael (8/21-26, "Georgia on my Mind," "Stardust," "The Nearness of You") and Jimmy Van Heusen (8/28-9/2, "Come Fly with Me," "Ain't That a Kick in the Head," "All the Way").

Last year's SONGBOOK SUMMIT was named a "Critic's Pick"from Time Out New York, calling the brothers "masters of vintage jazz styles ranging from swing to hardbop." SONGBOOK SUMMIT was hailed as "a superb evening of entertainment" by Theater Pizzazz, "a fast-paced, vastly-entertaining 90-minute show" from Cabaret Scenes, and "a fabulous opportunity for music lovers" by

The musical lineup features Peter Anderson (tenor & soprano saxophone, clarinet), Will Anderson (alto saxophone, clarinet, flute), Molly Ryan (vocals), Tardo Hammer or Steve Ash (piano), Clovis Nicolas (acoustic bass) and Philip Stewart (drums).

After this show The Andersons will launch a national tour including stops in Seattle (9/4), Vancouver (9/7), Portland (9/9), Los Angeles (9/22), San Francisco (10/21) and many more. Full details are at

Peter and Will Anderson are known for their unique renditions of classic jazz songs and innovative original music. Born and raised in Washington DC, the Andersons have performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D'Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, and can be heard on the 2014 Grammy Award-winning soundtrack of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" with Vince Giordano's Nighthawks.

They have headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Feinstein's 54 Below, and live on Garrison Keillor's "Prairie Home Companion." They have toured throughout Japan and have been featured six times in NYC's famed Highlights in Jazz series, alongside Lou Donaldson, The Heath Brothers, Ken Peplowski, Steve Turre, Warren Vache, and Jimmy Cobb. Peter and Will have lectured at Universities including Michigan State, Temple, Florida State, Xavier, and Ohio State.

Their debut album was listed in Vanity Fair 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 were awarded a 2014 Drama Desk Award nomination for their Off-Broadway Show Le Jazz Hot at 59E59 Theaters, and are 2018 Bistro Award winners. 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 endorse D'Addario woodwind products and Selmer saxophones.

More information is available at

SONGBOOK SUMMIT will be performed at Symphony Space / Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street (New York, NY 10025). Box Office: (212) 864-5400 (Tues-Sun 1-6pm) Regular tickets to each show is $35 each, with all 4 shows at $120. For Symphony Space members, individual tickets are $30 with all 4 shows for $100.


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