JGT Artist of the Week, Chuck Anderson
» A LITTLE ABOUT
Chuck Anderson has devoted his long career to the guitar with a specialization in the jazz guitar. Chuck was staff guitarist at the prestigious Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey for four years. That was followed by 8 years as staff guitarist for the Valley Forge Music Fair. He has lived a passion for private teaching for the past 56 years.
» HAS PLAYED WITH…
Billy Eckstine, Nancy Wilson, Michel Legrand, Sammy Davis Jr, John Stowell, Jimmy Bruno, Anthony Newley, Peggy Lee, Gerald Veasley, Rufus Reid, as well as many others.
Happy Belated Birthday…June 21st
» INTERESTING NOTE
He had no interest in music at all until a neighbor gave him his used guitar at a neighborhood picnic. His “chord” was an open Em. That was the beginning of it all.
» FUN FACT
Chuck was into sports in general and into basketball and martial arts in particular. It was a sprained ankle that temporarily stopped his sports involvement and started his life long love and pursuit of music. Also, Chuck is a Jazz Guitar Today contributor! You can find his latest article at ‘The Anderson Files’.
» SPOTLIGHT ALBUM
» GEAR USED
Strings – D’Addario J21 strings but replace the .012 E string with a .013 E string. The .016 B string is replaced with a .017 B string. This set has a wound G string.
Guitar – Gibson L5 – 2 pickups – fingerboard pickup only
Picks – Fender 351 Classic Celluloid Shell Extra Heavy Picks
Speakers -2 Raezer’s Edge Stealth 12 Vintage Cabinets – elevated on each side of the stage
Amp – Acoustic Image Clarus II – 400 watt 2 channel amplifier
Virtually no effects – an occasional touch of reverb or EQ depending on the room