Next Fridays at Noon performance to feature Leon Anderson & FriendsPost Published On:
Arts for the Community at Thomas University’s next Fridays at Noon performance on March 5 will feature jazz music performed by Leon Anderson & Friends. The event will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/actu31792/live. No Facebook account is required to view.
Leon Anderson, Jr., Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Studies, joined the Florida State University faculty in 1998. His musical experience includes that of a classical and jazz percussionist, educator, clinician and composer. In 1997 Anderson was a featured soloist with The Marcus Roberts Trio’s performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl. He was the selected drummer for the “Great Saxophone Legends” concert at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, featuring Jimmy Heath, David Sanchez, Javon Jackson and Red Holloway.
Anderson has also performed at the International Association of Jazz Education Conference with Bunky Green, Ellis Marsalis, and at the New Orleans Jazz All-Stars. He has served as an artist/clinician for several jazz festivals in the United States, including the Bill Evans Jazz Festival; Savannah Music Festival (Swing Central Jazz); Loyola University (New Orleans) Jazz Festival; Governor’s Honors Jazz Camp; Broward County All-City Jazz Ensemble; “Jazz in the Schools” program in Jacksonville, Florida; Florida Music Educators All-State Jazz Ensemble; Louisiana Music Educators All-State Jazz Ensemble; and numerous All-County Jazz Ensembles throughout the state of Florida.
This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.