Americas Off Broadway Celebrates the Artie Shaw Centennial with a special two week engagement of The Anderson Twins with
THE ANDERSON TWINS - BENNY GOODMAN MEETS ARTIE SHAW: WHO WAS KING? (May 18 - 23) and THE ANDERSON TWINS CELEBRATE ARTIE SHAW AT 100 WITH DARYL SHERMAN (May 25 - May 30)
New York, New York April 27, 2010--59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) is thrilled to celebrate Artie Shaw's Centennial at AMERICAS OFF BROADWAY when The Anderson Twins take over Theater A for two jazz-filled weeks of Mr. Shaw's signature sounds. The celebration kicks off with THE ANDERSON TWINS - BENNY GOODMAN MEETS ARTIE SHAW: WHO WAS KING? from Tuesday, May 18 - Sunday, May 23, followed by THE ANDERSON TWINS CELEBRATE ARTIE SHAW AT 100 WITH DARYL SHERMAN from Tuesday, May 25 - Sunday, May 30. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Wednesday at 7:00 PM; Thursday - Saturday at 8:00 PM; and Sunday at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to ticketcentral.com. For more information, visit 59e59.org.
The performances on Tuesday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 25 are special Member Nights for 59E59 Theaters' Members. Member tickets to those two performances are $22, and include two drinks at 59E59's E:Bar on the mezzanine.
Twenty-three year old jazz wunderkinds The Anderson Twins take center stage at 59E59 Theaters with their six-piece band for a Centennial celebration of legendary jazz giant Artie Shaw.
Artie Shaw once famously said, Benny Goodman played clarinet. I played music." Kicking off the first of a two-week engagement, The Anderson Twins explore this legendary rivalry between two of the jazz world's most prominent artists. The talented Twins turn the art of clarinet into an adrenalin filled duel with THE ANDERSON TWINS - BENNY GOODMAN MEETS ARTIE SHAW: WHO WAS KING?
For the second week, the Twins are joined by the irrepressible Daryl Sherman to celebrate Shaw in signature style. Ms. Sherman, a natural choice for this centennial celebration, was handpicked by Artie Shaw to be his vocalist when he re-formed his band in 1983 after a 25-year retirement. THE ANDERSON TWINS CELEBRATE ARTIE SHAW AT 100 WITH DARYL SHERMAN is a loving tribute to the most innovative and respected musician of the jazz and Big Band era.
Regular fixtures at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the 23 year-old Anderson Twins are featured every Thursday night at 59E59's E:Bar. The identical twin brothers, Peter and Will, were members of the internationally selected Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellows, Jazz Aspen Summer Sessions, Dave Brubeck Summer Colony, Scholarship winners at the Fish-Middleton Jazz Competition, and they were Downbeat Magazine outstanding soloists while they were still in high school.
They began studying at the prestigious Juilliard School's Jazz Program in New York City. They have performed at top jazz venues such as New York's Blue Note, Birdland, Village Vanguard, Carnegie Hall, London's 100 Club, the Montreal Jazz Festival, and in Scotland, Japan, and Costa Rica. Leading their own quintet, they have performed at such venues as NY's Dizzy's Coca-Cola Club, Smalls Jazz Club, Fat Cat, Cleopatra's Needle, DC's Blues Alley and Twins Jazz Club, as well as internationally.
In 2009, Peter and Will were both selected for the Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead Program" and the Young Artists at Ravinia" Jazz Residency, giving them the opportunity to perform their original compositions at the Kennedy Center and the Ravinia Jazz Festival. Outside of their own quintet, Will and Peter often play with the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, the Loren Schoenberg Big Band, and the Teddy Charles Tentet. On clarinet, Peter and Will have been a featured soloists with the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, the Arturo O'Farrill Orchestra, and the Stan Rubin Orchestra playing the music of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman, and others.