The ParksvilleUSA Music Festival is underway with its second concert coming up right around the corner. The Coyote Anderson Quartet will intrigue audiences with their unique sounds on Sunday, May 18@3pm at The Dead End Café in Parksville.
The Coyote Anderson Quartet is a new modern-jazz group that performs primarily the original compositions of guitarist Coyote Anderson, who won Honorable Mention in the 2014 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Awards and is a regular member of the BMI Jazz Composer’s Workshop. One thing that makes this ensemble unique is that vocalist Corina Hernandez is used to replace the traditional role of a horn. This allows the ensemble to not only do instrumental tunes but also newer works of Coyote’s that set the poetry of others into a jazz context.
The quartet is rounded out by Carl Limbacher on bass and Max Maples on drums, who play together regularly in many NYC based ensembles, including the free jazz trio Ammocake.
Coyote Anderson was born and raised right here in Sullivan County, in nearby Glen Spey. He began playing the guitar at age 12 and within a year was frequenting local blues jams. His first paid gig was playing in the pit orchestra at the Forestburgh Playhouse, which he returns to every summer to do at least one musical.
Though he started by playing rock, blues and americana music, he soon became intrigued by jazz and classical music. He moved to NYC in 2007 to begin working towards a BFA in Jazz Performance from CCNY on a full scholarship. Being in NYC has given Coyote opportunities to study and perform with some of the best musicians the city has to offer and has allowed Coyote to become incredibly versatile, both as a guitarist and a composer, playing and writing in almost every genre imaginable.
Since moving to NYC, Coyote has had opportunities to study and perform with some of the best musicians the city has to offer including John Patitucci, Chris Potter, Fred Hersch and Mike Holober. He has had the honor of collaborating with such established ensembles as The Westchester Jazz Orchestra and The Nouveau Classical Project.
Coyote is featured on more than a dozen recordings as both a guitarist and a bassist. He plans to record his own compositions within the year. Coyote continues his studies as a member of the BMI Jazz Composer’s Workshop and through private lessons with Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Del Tredici.
You can learn more about Coyote at http://parksvilleusa.com/concert-bios.html.
The 2014 ParksvilleUSA Music Festival showcases music for every taste from around the world. The festival continues with a concert each month concluding with a Holiday Feast and Musical Celebration in December. The 2014 concerts are co-sponsored by the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County.
Join The Coyote Anderson Quartet at the Dead End Café on Sunday, May 18th. Refreshments will be served after the concert. For tickets, concert schedule or more information, please call 845-292-0400 or visit the website at www.parksvilleusa.com.
Photo Caption: Coyote Anderson, “ “A unicorn among musicians.” – Brandon Judell (culturecatch.com)”