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Dave Anderson: Biography

Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Dave Anderson has played the piano professionally since his teenage years.   After 15 years of classical and jazz piano studies, Dave played full-time in Philadelphia jazz clubs from 1974 to 1981.   After moving to the Washington DC area in 1981, Dave played in a variety of performance settings, from solo piano to jazz big band.   In the late 90’s, he formed a new trio and began performing regularly in area clubs, including a five year engagement at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Arlington, VA and appearances at Blues Alley in DC.

In 2000, he released his first trio CD, “Out of Nowhere” and also began a long term collaboration with vocalist, Barry Neal.  In 2006, interested in exploring the piano-percussion duo format, Dave started performing with Mike Wingo and evolving the duo repertoire. In 2010, Dave and Mike released their first duo CD, entitled "Conversations".

Dave has graduate degrees from the University of Maryland and George Mason University. He also has an undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, where he was pianist for the Syracuse University Jazz Ensemble.