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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Nygel Anderson

Nygel Anderson is a profound drummer, educator, and musician from Tallahassee, Florida. With music running in his family, Nygel has always had a knack for rhythm. As a child, you could find Nygel playing on some pots, pans, drums, or even a desk! Nygel attended Augusta Raa Middle School and Lincoln High School and was a member of the concert, marching, and jazz band. In just his second year of high school band, Nygel was awarded the Louis Armstrong award, which went to the most prestigious jazz student in the program. In 2017, Nygel was selected for the Tri-State Honors Jazz Band. This jazz band was comprised of the best jazz students from the states of Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. Nygel is currently enrolled at Florida State University as a third year BM Jazz Drum Set Performance Major. As an educator, Nygel has been teaching drum lessons for two years at Mason’s School of Music, a local school in Tallahassee.

He’ll be appearing at Word of South as part of Sunday’s “Tribute to the Women in Jazz” on the Florida Jazz & Blues/Marriott AC Hotel Ballroom Stage.