Gary M. Anderson

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Gary Michael Anderson (born October 31, 1947 in Compton, California) is an American musician.[1]

He attended Berklee School of Music as a Down Beat Hall of Fame Scholarship recipient, and went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude. He served there as a full-time professor and a member of the Berklee Saxophone Quartet,[2] received the institution's Outstanding Achievement Award, and has since been named one of Berklee's Fifty Outstanding Alumnus.[3]

For five years, beginning in 1973, Anderson toured with Woody Herman's Thundering Herd[4] as music director, playing saxophone and arranging. Anderson is credited on seven albums.

After leaving the Herman's band, Anderson settled in NYC where he composed, arranged, and orchestrated for television, films, and stage.

Recently re-located to Las Vegas, Nevada, Anderson continues his multi-faceted work and participates in summer jazz clinics around the country.


  1. ^ Goodman, Peter (Dec 18, 1993). "Putting a New Handle on Handel". Newsday. p. 31. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Small, Mark. "The Saxophone Cornerstone". Berklee College of Music. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  3. ^ "50 Alumni of note..." (PDF). Berklee College of Music. 1995. p. 12. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Woody's Herd Thunders at Berry Farm". Los Angeles Times. Dec 28, 1978. p. F17. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 

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