Anjan’s career began as a performing musician having earned a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Saxophone from Michigan State University and a Master of Music Degree in Saxophone Performance from the University of Illinois and won a position with the US Army Field Band right out of school. While serving in the Army from 1990-1994, Anjan was the tenor saxophonist and a featured soloist with the band. During his tenure with the Field Band, he performed more than 670 concerts and conducted clinics and master classes throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
After leaving the Army, Anjan worked as a freelancer with such musical luminaries as Phil Woods, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, Linda Ronstadt, Jeff Tyzik, Marvin Hamlisch, Maureen McGovern, Michael Feinstein, Wynonna Judd, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sandy Duncan, Peter Nero, Jack Jones and the Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey orchestras. He has toured with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on a US tour and he performs regularly with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and has recently toured with the orchestra through Spain, Italy, Slovenia and Austria under the direction of Maestro Yuri Temirkanov.
In 1991, he Co-founded the Capitol Quartet. Anjan and the members of this critically acclaimed saxophone quartet performed regularly with major orchestras throughout the United States, including the Cincinnati Pops, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids symphonies, Rochester & Erie philharmonics, and Long Beach, Springfield and Bay-Atlantic symphonies, among others. The quartet's three recordings, "American Sketches", "Anything Goes" and “DIG” earned high critical praise, leading American Record Guide to characterize Capitol Quartet as "...an ensemble that plays with luscious color and uninhibited verve."
After settling down with a family, Anjan pivoted from music focusing on stability earning an MBA from Loyola University of Maryland which helped his transition into the world of corporate marketing. For the past 20 years, he has led marketing teams in multi-million dollar organizations directing large and small teams to optimal performance and exceptional corporate profits.
During these years, Anjan developed an extensive background in the non-musical side of the music industry specializing in marketing. He has worked in the marketing departments of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Borders Books and Music and led marketing teams for IKEA of North America and Music & Arts, a division of Guitar Center. He has been a marketing consultant for the Yamaha Corporation of America, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, North American Saxophone Alliance, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Maryland Music Educators Association, Artra Artists, Summit Records and Arizona University Recordings. His marketing agency, Artsvue Marketing, focuses on offering clients cost-effective solutions for their online marketing and communication needs.
He has been involved in every aspect of music industry, including: CD/video production and concert production, including contracting, marketing at local/regional/national levels, budgeting, concept development, graphic art production, recording/editing/mastering, producing, arranging, sales tracking and forecasting.
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