Carl Anderson

Associate Chair, Department of Music, Instructor in Residence, Music Business, Music & Entertainment Industry

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Carl Anderson directs the Music Business and Music and Entertainment Industry programs at Bradley University and has a Bachelors degree in Business Finance from Bradley. Mr. Anderson spent 28 years in private industry in the music products industry managing one of the largest music retailers in the country.  He has recently authored a book entitled "The Music Products Industry: A Textbook for Music Business Students". Mr. Anderson is a commercial trombone player in the Central Illinois area, specializing in traditional jazz from the 20’s and 30’s. He has performed with many jazz groups including the Lawrence Welk All-Stars, the Harry James Orchestra, and the Temptations.

Mr. Anderson is the founder of the Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra and the leader of the Carl Anderson New Orleans Jazz Band, which has produced and recorded three separate albums. He is in the horn line for the popular rock/funk group, J.C. & The Redemption.  Additionally, he is a member of the Prairie Wind Ensemble where he has served as trombonist, soloist, and guest conductor.  He is also the conductor of the St. Jude Catholic Parish Wind Ensemble. Each summer he acts as the principal trombonist for the Peoria Municipal Band. Mr. Anderson is also a private trombone instructor and low brass clinician. When he is not playing music, you can find him under water as an avid swimmer, scuba diver, and certified PADI Dive Master.