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Leon Anderson

  • Country: United States

  • Affiliations: FSU Jazz Faculty Sextet; Leon Anderson Quintet; The Jazz Orchestra at the Dr. Phillips Center ; The Tallahassee Symphony Jazz Orchestra.


BORN IN: Shreveport, Louisiana (but also lived in New Orleans, Louisiana as well)

LIVES IN: Tallahassee, Florida

DRUMMING SINCE: 1977 (8 years old)

BIGGEST INFLUENCES: Parents (both music educators), and drummer Elvin Jones

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: Pivot  (Grammy Consideration) by Melvin Jones, Turnaround Records, 2011.

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Performing at the Savannah Music Festival with pianist Hank Jones and Bassist Ben Tucker.

FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 22inch Sabian HHX Manhattan Jazz Ride

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