The Mike Strickland Duo
Mike Strickland is joined by virtuoso bassist, Clipper Anderson to create an exciting mix of popular, jazz, blues and original music. Clipper’s vocals remind you of Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darrin. Mike and Clipper have a wonderful, special synergy having performed and recorded together for the last 16 years. Clipper is truly a one-of-a-kind musician who has a total command of his instrument. Combined with Mike’s arranging and producing skills, this duo is a tour de force of art and musicianship.
Bassist Clipper Anderson
Known for his improvisational virtuosity, his steady presence in the pocket and his command of multiple styles, bassist Clipper Anderson is one of the most highly regarded musicians on the Northwest jazz scene today. Equally comfortable with straight-ahead, traditional, free jazz or bebop, he plays with genuine reverence for the music and an unassuming mastery that speaks for itself. Clipper has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a composer, performer, studio musician, vocalist and educator. He plays at jazz festivals throughout the United States and Canada and has appeared at the Port Townsend Jazz Festival, the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation Jazz Festival, the Highland Jazz Festival, the Blaine Jazz Festival and the Buddy DeFranco/University of Montana Jazz Festival, the latter two of which he plays annually.
He has shared the bandstand with a long list of jazz luminaries including Michael Brecker, Arturo Sandoval, Dave Samuels, Peter Erskine, Bruce Forman, Tamir Hendelman, Bob Mintzer, Lew Soloff, Bucky Pizzarelli, Benny Golson, Paquito D’Rivera, Phil Woods and Buddy DeFranco. As a session musician, Clipper has appeared on numerous recordings, including five with Northwest vocal icon Greta Matassa. Clipper’s new CD “The Road Home,” marks his debut as a solo artist and composer and is due for release on Origin records in early 2012. Clipper works out of Seattle, WA and is presently on the jazz faculty at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.
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