A pioneer in the world of low reeds, SFCMP’s Jeff Anderle is helping to popularize the role of the modern clarinet and bass clarinet through his innovative and diverse performances, ensembles, and commissions. He is a founding member of Splinter Reeds, the Bay Area’s first reed quintet, and is also half of the bass clarinet duo Sqwonk, which has commissioned and premiered a significant body of work infusing aspects of classical, folk and popular music into its own distinct style. Through various projects and ensemble memberships like REDSHIFT contemporary music ensemble, the Paul Dresher Electro/Acoustic Band, and the virtuoso heavy metal bass clarinet quartet Edmund Welles, he has commissioned or premiered over 150 works and been featured nationally at festivals and masterclasses, and he is a founding co-director of Switchboard Music. He is chair of the woodwind department at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has served on the faculty at U.C. Berkeley and, as a member of Amoveo Ensemble, holds a guest artist residency at California State University East Bay. Jeff has been a member of SFCMP since 2012.