Anne Drummond’s career has encompassed jazz, classical, Brazilian, and rock—as both a pianist and a flutist, as a soloist, and a band member. As a composer, she has written for string ensembles and woodwind quintets as well as original jazz compositions for her own albums as a leader, Like Water and Revolving.
Originally from Seattle, Drummond moved to New York City to study piano performance at Manhattan School of Music, where she met legendary jazz pianist Kenny Barron. She subsequently toured Europe as a flutist with Barron’s band Canta Brasil. She has been featured with Stefon Harris, Avishai Cohen, Bobby Hutchinson, and Ravi Coltrane, as well as rock artists Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) and Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull). Recent projects include collaborations with harpist Brandee Younger, composer David Chesky, and trumpeter Lew Soloff. She is also featured on the recordings of Nilson Matta, Victor Gould, and Meg Okura.
Drummond has taught at The New School and Manhattan School of Music and has hosted high school workshops and masterclasses at Blackhawk College, Utah Valley University, and the University of Louisville.