Originally from Australia, Anning became an indispensable fixture on the Western Australian jazz scene while studying for a Bachelor of Jazz (Performing) degree at WAAPA. He went on to release Sam Anning Quintet: Re-Turning Point, his debut album as a band leader, which featured Graeme Lyall AM and cello quartet Wood. Anning later spent time in the USA completing a Masters of Music programme at the Manhattan School of Music, and then performed extensively at prestigious international jazz festivals such as Montreal, Vancouver, Detroit, Jazz a Vienne, Copenhagen, Port au Prince and Panama, as well as festivals in Melbourne and Perth. During his career he has won numerous awards and played with many international jazz greats including Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Ari Hoenig, George Garzone, Gilad Hekselman, Greg Osby, and Charlie Haden.
Anning’s new d:vote™
CORE microphone now has a permanent place in his microphone arsenal and is attracting plenty of praise from other musicians and engineers.
“Recently, at the Melbourne Recital Centre where my band was supporting one of the international headliners, the engineers at the soundcheck were really impressed at how open and natural it sounded, while still delivering excellent separation from the drums,” he says. “Many of the concert goers and critics said we outshone the main act, which proved the point. The microphone also works well through foldback monitors and doesn’t feed back in the way that other microphones do – and the new removable cable at the end of the gooseneck stem makes life a lot easier, too.”