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Kate Anderson

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Phyllis Hopkins Blues Quartet
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Kate Anderson – saxophonist
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Kate’s classical saxophone background remains a significant aspect of her musical journey. She has studied and performed with esteemed saxophonists Eugene Rousseau, David Stambler, Christopher Creviston, Frederick Hemke, and The Capitol Quartet. During her graduate studies at Northern Illinois University, Kate made history as the first saxophonist to win the Concerto Competition, delivering a performance of Ingolf Dahl’s “Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra”.

Venturing through musical landscapes, Kate has performed with a diverse array of acclaimed artists, including country singer-songwriter Morgan Myles, R&B and gospel vocalist Barbara Walker, 18 grammy award-winning polka king Jimmy Sturr, world-famous actress and vocalist Linda Purl, and legendary producer of The Band, John Simon. She has shared the stage with jazz legends Phil Woods, Randy Brecker, Arturo Sandoval, Slide Hampton, Antonio Hart, Marquis Hill, Delfeayo Marsalis, Bob Dorough, and Orrin Evans, as well as Motown icons The Temptations and The Four Tops.

She has performed across the United States, Latin America and Europe and toured multiple times to Cuba with the Latin Jazz Messengers and throughout Europe with the Royal Court Theatre Orchestra.
Kate is teaching applied saxophone at the prestigious Mansfield University Music Department. She offers masterclasses and workshops to aspiring musicians. She earned her Bachelor of Music Performance degree at Penn State University and her Master of Music Jazz Studies degree at Northern Illinois University.

“This genre of music is constantly changing, and that’s what I love most. You can have the same musicians every night playing the same tunes, yet it will always be a different experience. The ability to create something new with like-minded individuals has always been exciting and humbling. There is always something to learn in this music.” -Kate Anderson