Chris Anderson

"The first time I picked up a silver plated Cannonball 42 I liked it right away. I have always played Bachs and the Cannonball “slotted “ similarly but was more nimble and very consistent an all registers. When I tried the raw brass model I couldn’t quite believe it. I play a shallow mouthpiece with tight backbore and the raw brass widens and darkens my tone. Amazingly, it still has punch and my upper range is kicking easier than ever. For me, with the variety of work I do this horn is a dream come true." ~ Chris Anderson


Since 1998 Chris Anderson has been the lead trumpet and principal horn arranger for Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. With the Juke Horns he has played with The Allman Brothers, Bruce Springsteen, Little Feat and Jon Bon Jovi . Prior to joining The Jukes Chris toured and recorded for some of the greatest salsa bands in the world including Ray Barretto, Hector Lavoe, Luis “Perico” Ortiz and Celia Cruz. Chris is a founding member (with saxophonist John Isley) of New York Horns. Their initial EP “Tunnel Vision” released in 2000 was downloaded by over 350,000 fans on Their new CD “New York Horns” released in the summer of 2014 has garnered rave reviews. Among the hundreds or recordings he has made some of his favorites are

  • SSJ&TAJ - Pills and Ammo and Goin’ To Jukesville.
  • S’killit - Dig Down and Blue Fever
  • The New York Rock and Soul Revue - Live At The Beacon
  • Ray Barretto - Todo Se Va Poder
  • LaBamba Big Band - Grapefruit Moon(the songs of Tom Waits)
  • The Allman Brothers 40th Anniversary - Play all night: Live at The Beacon Theater
Other touring credits include Donald Fagen and The New York Rock and Soul Revue, Michael Bolton, Ben E. King, Illinois Jacquet Big Band (lead trumpet), and Blood Sweat and Tears. Chris can also be seen with The NYC Hit Squad and Mark Rivera. He is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music.

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