The Pine View Orchestra got a glimpse of the professional side of music Feb. 11. Jazz duo Peter and Will Anderson as well as another guitarist made an appearance in the auditorium for a small audience of jazz band and orchestra students.
The trio represents the scope of the jazz world. Peter Anderson played saxophone, his brother Will Anderson played the clarinet and Adam was on guitar. This combination of instruments creates melodies not typically heard at traditional jazz concerts, as the group proudly noted before they began their performance. Most notably, the use of a guitar in conjunction with the clarinet and saxophone is effectively unique to this trio.
After initially playing music for half an hour, the trio spent the rest of the time at the event talking to students about the prospects of a full-time career in music. The group recounted the hard time they had at first to “break in”the ecosystem of paid music professionals. The trio emphasized the large amount of effort it took them to get recognized, especially in the competitive atmosphere of New York City. The twins Will and Peter attended New York City’s Juilliard School, which is generally regarded as the premier music school in the country. The students at the event got a comprehensive perspective on the notion of exploring a college career in jazz or other types of music.
“This was a great opportunity for young aspiring musicians to see [others] of this caliber in action,” tenth-grader Beau Walsh said.