LanceAnderson and Michael Sloski have been playing as the country’s premiere Hammond organ and drum duo for over a decade now. With the release of their second CD, they are taking on the name of ‘The Joint Chiefs of Soul’ and expanding their music with a soul collective of players. They will have two stunning background singers and Art Avalos (Manteca) on percussion. But they will still continue to play as a duo, because it is the most versatile and flexible format. Wherever either of them wants to go …. they can. You will not believe that two people can make so much music and such a big sound. They will always be the foundation of any project that they are involved in.
Lance Anderson is a Juno award winning producer (Leahy) and ‘Maple Blues Keyboardist of the Year’ (2013). He has toured and recorded with Shakura S’Aida for the last 10 years, and performed with Tommy Castro, FATHEAD, Danny Brooks and Deanna Bogart.
His label (Make It Real Records) has produced CD’s by 2B3 the Toronto Sessions, Garth Hudson (The BAND), Blackburn and the Cameo Blues Band. Anderson also initiated and co-produced the Oscar Peterson Multi-media CD ROM and co-produced with Kelly Peterson ‘Oscar With Love’ a critically acclaimed CD that commemorated Oscar’s 90th birthday in 2015.
He has played on and produced CD’s by FATHEAD, Roly Platt, John Mays, Al Lerman, Morgan Davis, just in the past year.
Lance is one of the few people who still play bass pedals on a Hammond B3 organ. This is a rare art.
Lance is a well know musical director and producer with ‘The Last Waltz – a Musical Celebration of THE BAND- Live’ , ‘Genius+Soul=The Music of Ray Charles’, ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen – The Music of Joe Cocker and Leon Russell’ and more shows in theatres across the nation.
Anderson has also written music for Film, TV and recently arranged ‘Four Women’ for Symphony Orchestra and Oscar Peterson’s The Canadiana Suite for Orchestra
Michael Sloski is one of the most recorded drummer’s in Canada; he is a drummer’s drummer. He has recorded and played with Bruce Cockburn, Holly Cole, Manteca, The Cameo Blues Band, The Dexters, and so many more.
The list of his credits over the past 40 years of playing in Canada is too long to list. Ask any drummer and they will tell you. Michael is in a class by himself.
What makes Michael unique is his groove. He has a very personal and creative way of playing the drums that is completely his own. He orchestrates with the drums. and arranges and conducts the songs as he plays. He plays the song….And nobody shuffles like Sloski.
Two of the country’s most respected players, playing the music that they love at an incredible level of depth and feeling. They have played at: Mont Tremblant Int. Blues Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Festival Int. de Jazz de Montreal, Kitchener Blues Fest, Beaches Jazz Festival, Orangeville Blues Festival, Orillia Spring Blues Festival, Wasaga Beach Blues Fest and more. Don’t miss them, Anderson & Sloski are The Joint Chiefs of SOUL.
Footwork : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYukh1qI8cA
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- Feb 10: An Evening of BLUES and GOSPEL VII, Mariposa Folk Foundation Concert Series - Orillia, ON
- Feb 24: MAD DOGS and ENGLISHMEN - The Music of Joe Cocker and Leon Russell - Aurora, ON
- Mar 23: The LAST WALTZ - a Musical Celebration of THE BAND - Live - Uxbridge, , ON
- Apr 22: LEVON HELM - 5th Anniversary Celebration - Toronto , ON