Jazz DJ, Dave Anderson and his wife, Jane, have lived in Santa Fe in since 1971. Before joining the KSFR family, Dave worked in communications and then taught band in the public schools for twenty-eight years. He retired in 2008 and began his work in radio with a guest appearance on Arlen Asher’s “the Jazz Experience” which led him to produce and co-host a series of shows based on the lives and music of some favorite jazz artists. In the spring of 2012 he began substituting for Beanie Kaman on her show, “Something Cool” (KSFR, Wednesday, 1:00 - 3:00 PM). In producing each show, which he does with the aid of his two cats and an iPod, Dave thinks in terms of entertaining his listeners by sharing beautiful tunes, arrangements, and performances.
Outside of the studio, Dave plays saxophone, clarinet and flute and has a career that spans several decades. He has performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Glen Campbell, Mel Torme, and Linda Ronstadt as well as the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, National Flute Association, Santa Fe Community Orchestra, Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble, Zia Singers, the National Dance Institute and Santa Fe Pro Musica. He has appeared as a guest artist on sixteen albums and can be seen performing in local musical productions and with various ensembles including SuperSax New Mexico and the Three Faces of Jazz.