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Saxophonist in concert this Saturday in Urbanna

This Saturday, June 20, jazz saxophonist Keith Anderson (above) will perform in Urbanna’s “Music Under the Stars” free concert series in Taber Park. The picnic set-up begins at 6 p.m., and Anderson will play from 7 to 9 p.m.

Bring a picnic, a table, chairs or blankets, and the whole family to the second “Music Under the Stars” concert in Taber Park in Urbanna on Saturday, June 20.  “Picnicking” begins at 6 p.m. and a prize will be given for the “most appealing” table.  Anyone who has an antique car also is welcome to show it off at the park. 

Jazz saxophonist Keith Anderson will perform at 7 p.m.  He has entertained many listeners with his soprano saxophone from the porch of the Old Tobacco Warehouse during Oyster Festival. He has shared the stage with performers such as Roberta Flack, Spyro Gyra, Chuck Brown and Third World to name a few.

Anderson began his career more than 30 years ago as a violinist before taking up the alto sax.  By the age of 10, he and his brothers were performing, recording, and touring with the Volunteer Choir of Richmond.  Anderson is a multi-talented musician and has played in several groups as lead guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist, and saxophonist. 

Although Anderson studied engineering in college, he never lost his love of music and performing.  For the past 20 years, his favorite instrument has been the soprano saxophone.  He plays many genres of music but excels as a gospel and smooth jazz artist.  He has shared the stage with internationally known artists.  His band was selected as one of six finalists for the Capital Jazz Fest in Columbia, Md., in 2006.

“Music Under the Stars” concerts will also be held on evenings of the third Saturday in July, August and September.  The Special Events Committee of the Urbanna Business Association sponsors these concerts and other events. 

“Good music and a time for old-fashioned visiting with neighbors, old and new and from near and far, make each of these concert evenings special,” said an event spokesperson.

posted 06.16.2009

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