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  Glenn Anderson Biography
 
 
Glenn was born in Toronto, Canada on April 1st, 1960;  no kidding!  He became interested in music and specifically the drums at the age of seven.  After performing in various choirs and music performances in elementary school, Glenn attended what is now known as Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts in 1973 and he was soon convinced that he wanted to be a musician and specifically a drummer.  He began his professional music career at the end of secondary school and continued while attending the University of Toronto in the class of 8T2.
 
In 1980, Glenn and Moncton, New Brunswick's Tom Leighton teamed up in Toronto and formed a well known vocal swing band called The Savoys.  In this outfit, Glenn continued to perform on drums as well as contribute to the bands tight four part harmonies as well as collaborating with Tom in creating new material and adapting some classic big band and jazz arrangements.  The Savoys performed in clubs and hotels throughout Canada and appeared on many radio and television productions including the television series 'Just Jazz' out of Hamilton, Ontario and CBC's Morningside with Peter Gzowski in the 1980's. 
 
After retiring The Savoys in the late 1980's, Glenn went on to perform for the next eight years with club act, Mark Haines and the Zippers.  Lead by fiddler/guitarist Mark Haines, this musical act performed Celtic Folk/Rock extensively throughout Ontario, the east coast of Canada and New York State as well as numerous television, radio, and recording appearances throughout the 1990's.
 
Throughout his career, Glenn has been a much sought after sideman performing many styles of music in clubs, concerts, festivals, cruise ships, recordings, and television appearances with such notable artists as The Tom DeMoraes Orchestra, Melissa Stylianou and Slim's Lucky Number, Alex Pangman and Her Alleycats, Big Rude Jake, The Chet Valiant Combo, New Orlean's trumpeter Kevin Clark, guitarist Jake Langley, the Funky Boot Brass Band with trumpeters Jake Wilkinson and William Sperandei, vocalist Doreen Smith, guitarist Tony Quarington, the Excelsior Jazz Band, The Hot Five Jazzmakers, Brian Dinsdale and The Allstars, sensational vocal group Swing Rosie, country/blues artist Kim Doolittle, Juno nominated blues artist Georgette Fry and many, many  others.
 
In addition to his obligations as a sideman, Glenn released his first solo CD entitled 'Swingin' the Blues' in July of 2003.
Glenn continues to promote his CD in performance with some of the finest jazz sideman in Toronto including bassist Jack Zorawski, saxophonists Doug Watson, Christopher Plock, Shawn Nykwist, and other greats such as pianist Richard Whiteman, David Braid, and trumpeters Kevin Clark or William Sperandei.  In addition, Glenn is often joined by vocalists supreme Melissa Stylianou or Doreen Smith.
 
     
 
         
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(416) 203 3545
E-mail: glenntanderson@sympatico.ca

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