Jeff Anderle is a pioneer in the world of low reeds, helping to popularize the role of the modern clarinet and bass clarinet through his innovative and diverse performances, ensembles, and commissions.
He is the bass clarinetist in Splinter Reeds as well as half of the bass clarinet duo Sqwonk and a member of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. He is a former member of REDSHIFT contemporary music ensemble, the Paul Dresher Electro/Acoustic Band and the virtuosic, heavy metal bass clarinet quartet Edmund Welles. In addition, he makes regular guest appearances with a wide range of music institutions from orchestras to diverse chamber music ensembles.
Jeff is a founding co-director of Switchboard Music, and serves on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he teaches clarinet, chamber music and entrepreneurship, and is the chair of the woodwind department.