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Vijay Anderson
Freelance drummer, bandleader, composer, and teacher
Vijay Anderson is a freelance drummer, bandleader, composer, and teacher who lives and works in Oakland, California. He has been performing professionally in the Bay Area since 1997. Anderson holds a MFA in music performance from Mills College and a BA in music performance from S.F. State. He has performed and recorded with such diverse, outstanding musicians as Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalists Lynn Johnston and Vinny Golia; Bay Area composers/performers Ben Goldberg, Sheldon Brown, John Schott, Graham Connah, Darren Johnston, Smith Dobson V, Lisa Mezzacappa, Aaron Bennett, Ava Mendoza; and saxophonist/composer Marco Eneidi. He also has worked extensively with Brooklyn based bass player/composer Adam Lane as part of Lane’s Full Throttle Orchestra, the Adam Lane Trio featuring Vinny Golia, and Adam Lane’s Blue Spirit Band featuring Avram Fefer and Roy Campbell.
Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, May 9 2018 7:30 PM
Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory [2040 Addison Street, Berkeley]
LET’S CALL THIS is a new meeting of three improviser-composers who have developed singular voices as longtime members of the Bay Area creative jazz community. Saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh joins with bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and drummer Vijay Anderson to explore original compositions, structured improvisations, and conceptual flights, born from a shared sense of curiosity and possibility. Modirzadeh is known for developing a unique poly-tempered approach to jazz based on the music of Iran. Anderson composes tightly knit music with weaving melodic lines and a driving momentum. Mezzacappa’s compositions combine asymmetrical grooves with sonic abstractions and free zones of exploration. She’s been called “one of the most imaginative figures on the Bay Area creative jazz scene” by The Mercury News and “a Bay Area treasure” by KQED. This is a special opportunity to hear the debut of this inventive and adventurous new trio.  More...
CDs on which Vijay Anderson appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
Smith Dobson V Basement Bloodlines
Artist: Smith Dobson V
Title: Basement Bloodlines
Label: Evander Music Em 037
Label page on this site: Evander Music
Evander Music Em 037
Go-Go Fightmaster s/t
Artist: Go-Go Fightmaster
Title: s/t
Label: Pax Recordings PR90258
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90258
Adam Lane’s Full Throttle Orchestra NO[W] MUSIC
Artist: Adam Lane’s Full Throttle Orchestra
Title: NO[W] MUSIC
Label: Cadence Jazz Records 1133
Label page on this site: Cadence Jazz Records
Cadence Jazz Records 1133
Adam Lane Trio feat. Vinny Golia Zero Degree Music
Artist: Adam Lane Trio feat. Vinny Golia
Title: Zero Degree Music
Label: CIMP 325
Label page on this site: CIMP
CIMP 325
Adam Lane Trio feat. Vinny Golia Music Degree Zero
Artist: Adam Lane Trio feat. Vinny Golia
Title: Music Degree Zero
Label: CIMP 335
Label page on this site: CIMP
CIMP 335
Adam Lane´s Full Throttle Orchestra New Magical Kingdom
Artist: Adam Lane´s Full Throttle Orchestra
Title: New Magical Kingdom
Label: Clean Feed Records CF052
Label page on this site: Clean Feed Records
Clean Feed Records CF052
Adam Lane Quartet Buffalo
Artist: Adam Lane Quartet
Title: Buffalo
Label: Cadence Jazz Records 1193
Label page on this site: Cadence Jazz Records
Cadence Jazz Records 1193