FARMINGTON — The Farmington Historical Society’s North Church Concert Series will present Peter and Will Anderson at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 15. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a pie social and jam session.

Washington, D.C. natives, identical twins Peter and Will Anderson are known for their renditions of American Songbook gems, swing and blues, Brazilian bossa novas and original music.  Along with their guitarist Alex Wintz, the Andersons will lead a program drawing from the songbooks of their favorite composers including Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Cole Porter.

Since moving to New York City to attend Juilliard, Peter and Will have performed with the Jimmy Heath Big Band, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera, Kenny Barron, Bob Wilber, Albert “Tootie” Heath, and have been featured live on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion.

They have headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Sarasota Florida Jazz Festival, Seattle’s Triple Door, Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, DC’s Blues Alley, and Arizona Music Festival. 

Their ensemble has performed in over 35 states, toured Japan, and featured four times in NYC’s famed “Highlights in Jazz” series, alongside Lou Donaldson, Ken Peplowski and Warren Vache.

Peter and Will’s debut release from 2012, Correspondence, features Kenny Barron and was listed in Vanity Fair magazine alongside Miles Davis in “Four New Releases to Make You Love Jazz.” Their newest album, Deja Vu, features Albert “Tootie” Heath and was called “a burner that reveals the band’s cohesiveness and spirit” by Jazz Times.  

Adult tickets are $15; student tickets are $10. Preschoolers, as well as any student participating in the jam sessions, are free.

Reservations may be made at 207-778-2006. Farmington’s North Church is located at 118 High St.

Identical twins Will and Peter Anderson with Alex Wintz.
Photo by Lynn Redmile – LynnRedm

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