Born in Dallas, Texas, 1970, Mr. Anderson discovered his love for music at the early age of 10. He started playing drums, until he found his true passion for the saxophone. He began studying with James Wilson, who would give him a pinch for each mistake, which he attributes, today, for his dedication and hard work. At this time, Keith Anderson was accepted to Arts Magnet High School later re-named The School for Visual and Performing Arts, where Keith was under direct leadership of Bart Marantz.
Mr. Anderson's talents and unique flair for playing the saxophone can be attributed to much and many. Keith started playing locally with a singer by the name of Pat Peterson. Later, Keith would be discovered by the legendary Les McCann. This was a man of major influence and of many commendations. Since then, Mr. Anderson has traveled the world as Les’s featured soloist, who has performed for thousands and played with many all around the globe. These artists include Roy Hargrove, Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Ken Hicks, Erykah Badu, Bobby Lyle, Kirk Franklin, and the great Cab Calloway. Mr.Anderson’s most recent engagement consists of being named “the newest of the Texas Tenors,” and recording with Al Jereau on his new grammy nominated CD “Accentuate The Possitive”. On this project he accompanied Mark Simmons, Larry Williams, and Christian McBride. To show Mr. Anderson's “Diversity” he was also recruited to record with hip-hop guru Kanye West’s on his grammy award winning CD “College Dropout,” and recently recorded on Kanye’s new release, “Late Registration”. These projects forecast many unending opportunities for all jeundras of music. Keith is now currently touring with Bass Mistro Marcus Miller, and getting his new band Full Of Soul up and running.
Mr. Anderson views his music as motivational and inspirational. “Diversity”, his debut CD, lives up to its name. Anderson’s accomplishments include published songwriting for such artists as Roy Hargrove, Les McCann, Paul Jackson Jr. and many other artist. Mr. Anderson’s future embraces his next CD release “Funkstorm,” slated for release early spring 2006, which will feature guest artist such as Marcus Miller, Roy Hargrove, Kirk Whalum, and Renee Neufville. Anderson continues to produce CD’s, tour, as well as, expression through his songwriting. Keith can be contacted through his website. fullofsoul.com