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Jazz pianist and vocalist Anne Farnsworth lives in Los Angeles where she divides her time between performing, teaching, and journalism. She has toured extensively in the States and abroad both as a sideman and leader of her own trios and quartets.
Her columns, essays, reviews and interviews have appeared in Windplayer, Billboard Live, Jazz Notes, Tone Audio, All About Jazz - Los Angeles and RealTalkLA. She writes a biweekly column for Concord Music Group. Her original recordings can be heard on the FX series, The Shield.
A Fulbright Scholar, Anne resides on the music faculty of Idyllwild Arts Academy, an arts-focused boarding high school, and has taught at the University of Southern California and Occidental College. She is an international clinician and the author of JAZZ VOCAL TECHNIQUES (JazzMediaPress 2003).
In Los Angeles, she is an active participant in the club and theater scenes, serving as musical director for plays and revues and performing with her quartet. SATURDAY MORNING, her latest release, is available on Cdbaby.com and Apple Itunes.
Her new recording, SEALED WITH A KISS, was released in August 2012. A collection of '60s rock tunes arranged for jazz quartet, it features bassist Alphonso Johnson and drummer Ndugu Chancler. Johnson and Chancler have been powering rhythm sections together since their days playing with Weather Report and Santana.