The Kent Anderson Collective

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Frankie Donaldson Frank, Amanda, Bill & Kent Rehearsal (l - r) Phil Gratteau, Bill Giardini & Kent Anderson Bill G. Amanada at Gibsons Kent, Amanda & Bill Carlucci's Amanda @ La Sardine, Chicago, IL The Trio @ Carlucci's The Kent Anderson Quartet Frank Donaldson, Bill Giardini, Amanda Coppotelli & Kent Anderson Enjoying each other's company From left to right: Frank Donaldson, Bill Giardini, Amanda Coppotelli & Kent Anderson Amanda, Frank, Bill & Kent The Quartet Goofing around Kent, Amanda, Bill & Frank The Kent Anderson Collective The Kent Anderson Quartet Kent -w- Marcus Miller Jazz Bass Kent Anderson

The music we create is an amalgamation of our combined years of listening, creating, performing, marketing & promoting all styles of music. A typical set list spans the gamut of numerous genres, generations and styles. Cognizant at all times of the audience and musical vibe that we create to add a classic exclamation point to your event, club date or show.

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About the music we play

Members of The Kent Anderson Collective have individually and collectively performed jazz, blues, rock, soul, funk, pop, show tunes and just about every style of music from coast to coast and around the world. Featured on electric and double bass - Kent Anderson, has been in involved in nearly every facet of music; as record executive, producer, educator and musician. A graduate with a degree in Performance on Double Bass, he has served as a member of several big bands & orchestras, a regional rock band, a jazz fusion band in Minneapolis and pit orchestras for numerous American and National touring companies. For 17 years Frankie Donaldson toured the world as the drummer for Ramsey Lewis and has mentored many well-known jazz musicians throughout his career. Frank is a respected Columbia College Adjunct Professor and educator. Keyboardist Bill Giardini has performed in blues and rock bands, trios, show bands and has opened shows for Albert King, Buddy Miles and Willie Dixon. Vocalist Amanda Coppotelli, a former student at Chicago's Columbia College and a protégé of Frank's, was invited to sit in with the trio as guest vocalist ultimately earning the spot of the featured vocalist. Amanda's influences range from Amy Winehouse to Chance the Rapper to Peggy Lee to Carol King. Amanda' s youthful energy and vitality coupled with the trio's seasoned experience and professionalism make for an unbeatable combination.

KENT ANDERSON

Bassist
Kent Anderson is a professional electric and upright bassist who also embarked on a successful career as a ‘record executive’ in the Music Business more than 20+ years ago.

AMANDA COPPOTELLI

Vocalist
Amanda enjoys fashion and music. Her influences range from Amy Winehouse to Chance the Rapper to Peggy Lee to Carol King.

FRANKIE DONALDSON

Drums
For 17 years Frankie toured the world as the drummer for Ramsey Lewis. Frank is a respected Columbia College Adjunct Professor, educator and mentor

BILL GIARDINI

Keyboards
Bill has performed in blues & rock bands, trios, show bands and has opened shows for Albert King, Buddy Miles, Willie Dixon & Bob Seger. He maintained his career in the music biz with Virgin Records

The Kent Anderson Collective

Featuring: Jazz, Blues and R&B

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