Blue Innuendo


Pat Bianchi
Tom Guarna
Matt Wilson

Coming soon on label 1



Saxophonist and composer Dave Anderson brings a significant musical voice to the New York jazz scene...

Anderson has performed on all the instruments in the saxophone family around North America with notable musicians including Clark Terry, Jim McNeely, Matt Wilson, Craig Taborn, Jay Thomas and Mel Torme. Although he plays in a modern style, Anderson has received accolades from jazz legends including Ray Brown and Rufus Reid. Increasingly Anderson has focused on composing original music for his bands such as The Dave Anderson Quartet, Trio Real and Blue Innuendo. 

Anderson began playing the horn at age eleven as alto saxophonist in the school band in his hometown of Cloquet, Minnesota. Initially inspired by listening to the jazz recordings of his older brother, Anderson sought out educational experiences for playing music, and began writing original compositions while still in high school. He was named outstanding high school solosist at the Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival and outstanding college soloist at the Eau Claire Jazz Festival. Upon graduating from the University of Minnesota, he received a full fellowship to perform at the Aspen Music Festival in a student ensemble including future jazz notables Clarence Penn, Scott Whitfield and Ryan Kisor. Dave has spent over a decade in and around the New York City music scene, including two years working in the music industry under legendary producer Creed Taylor.

"Clarity," Anderson's lauded debut 2010 recording as a leader on Pony Boy Records, documented Anderson's Seattle working quartet, where he lived and performed from 2005-2011.  "Dave Anderson's Trio Real," a pared-down group of primarily saxophones, acoustic bass and drums exploring the relationship of jazz, funk and rock, was released on Pony Boy in 2011.   

To be released in Spring 2016, "Blue Innuendo" is Anderson's first New York City recording as a bandleader on his new imprint Label 1, featuring a cast of leading jazz musicians: organist Pat Bianchi, guitarist Tom Guarna and drummer Matt Wilson.



A clear and convincing modern jazz masterpiece of a debut (Clarity). A recording of exceptionally creative charts and marvelous musicianship that’s sure to garner its fair share of critical acclaim.”
— All About Jazz
A master class in giving eight originals, their fragments of scales or entire lines, complete make-overs harmonically, rhythmically and melodically. That’s how jazz-oriented writers develop their material.”
— Jazz Times
(Anderson) knows how to lead, how to lay out and how to write catchy melodies with some meat on the bone.”
— Midwest Record


by Dave Anderson Quartet

Samples from Dave's 2010 debut CD on Pony Boy Records.

Sheet Music


Coming Soon:  All the music from the upcoming Blue Innuendo album.  Stay tuned!


Score PDF




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