CODA will play at Coon Rapids seniors dinner show

CODA, the saxophone and keyboard duo, will present the Coon Rapids Senior Services dinner show at the Coon Rapids Civic Center Thursday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m.

Scott Dorff plays soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, while Malcolm Anderson performs on the piano and keyboard.

CODA comprising Malcolm Anderson (left) and Scott Dorff (right) will perform at a Coon Rapids Senior Services dinner show at the Coon Rapids Civic Center Oct. 10.

CODA comprising Malcolm Anderson (left) and Scott Dorff (right) will perform at a Coon Rapids Senior Services dinner show at the Coon Rapids Civic Center Oct. 10.

According to the duo’s website, CODA is “a very versatile group performing in a diversity of venues.”

CODA has released five recordings, including its latest compact disc titled “Ingratiating.”

“They continue to compose and arrange music weekly, striving the make each individual performance both pleasurable and entertaining for their audiences,” the website states.

Anderson began his piano studies at the age of six and continued through his grade and high school years.

He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in keyboard performance.

Anderson served as music directors at churches in both California and Minnesota in the 1980s and 1990s and currently teaches piano and keyboard privately at his home studio.

Dorff started studying the saxophone at the age of 11 and continued into his high school years, graduating from Blaine High School, where was  a member of both the concert and jazz bands.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in speech and communications from the University of Minnesota, but at the same time, he attended classes at the MacPhail Center for the Arts in theory, voice and saxophone.

Currently, Dorff performs in various local bands, church music ministries and freelance studio sessions as well as playing regularly with CODA.

Doors for the dinner show open at 10:30 a.m. and at noon, a Senior Dining lunch will follow the concert.

The cost is $8. Register by calling 763-767-6473.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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