Jeff Anderson

  • Full Name: Jeffrey David Anderson
  • Birthplace: Upland, CA
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Spouse: Kristen
  • Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
  • Hobbies: Golf, Reading, Fantasy Football and all things sports!
  • First Job: Paper Boy
  • Favorite Food: Ice Cream and anything my wife cooks! Scored some Brownie points right there…emphasis on the brownie part! Yum!
  • Favorite City: Seattle is first and Hong Kong is a close second.
  • Favorite Teams: Seattle Seahawks #12thMAN; Washington Huskies, Seattle Mariners & Bring Back My SONICS!!!
  • Favorite Vocalists: Franco Corelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Mario Lanza, David Phelps, Michael English, Larnelle Harris, Peter Cetera, Steve Green, Stevie Wonder and Steve Perry
  • Favorite Bands: Journey, Maroon 5, Third Day, Newsong, Aerosmith, Il Divo and Rascal Flats.
  • Favorite Song: Faithfully by Journey
  • Favorite Movie: I’m a sucker for Inspirational Sports movies so I would say Hoosiers, Rudy and Brian Song.
  • Favorite Book: “Dare To Be Uncommon” by Tony Dungy
  • Weak Spot: Hot Apple Fritters
  • Favorite Quote: “If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, your going to have something special!” – Jim Valvano
  • Pet Peeve: Chomping or eating with your mouth open and Talking during TV Shows or movies.
  • Someone you wish to meet: Hulk Hogan
  • Random/Crazy Fact about you: I’ll pretty much eat anything but carrots and I can do a pretty mean Jerry Lewis impersonation.
  • Memorable moment in your career: I’ve enjoyed many different highlights in my career but I would have to say that the most memorable was the first time all five of us sang together. I knew then that we had something special and a sound that we couldn’t wait to share with the world!
  • Describe the other guys in Veritas: Scott has a big, broad and powerful voice that is truly breath taking! He is also our quiet and methodical thinker. He’s “Mr. Cool” in almost every situation. Andrew sings effortlessly and has a vocal range that can go for days. He constantly makes us laugh with his quick wit and his unlimited sense of humor. James sings with power and a passion for excellence that is truly unmatched. He’s always available and willing to do what it takes to get the job done and he constantly thinks more about others then he does himself. Jordan has the most unique style in the group and his vocals soar with an edge that is undeniably his own. When he’s not trying to crack a joke or pull off some crazy prank to make us all laugh, then he’s giving of himself. At the core, he is a giver and loves to meet the needs of others.

ABOUT JEFF

Originally from the west coast, Jeff Anderson grew up in Southern California and the Western part of Washington State.  Since childhood, music has been Jeff’s driving passion.  “As a child, I remember hearing excellent instrumentation, strong harmonies and passionate singing from both sides of my family.  Since my mom was an excellent pianist and vocal coach, and my dad had a beautiful Lyric Tenor voice, music was a huge part of my childhood.  Family reunions were always full of singing, playing instruments, creating and performing our own concerts and even doing an occasional rap thanks to my cousins.“ laughs Jeff.

Jeff learned from a young age how to draw inspiration from every genre.  “I always listened to a wide variety of music, such as Gospel, R&B and Rock. I even emulated artists such as Stevie Wonder, Steve Perry, and Peter Cetera. This helped me develop character and attitude in my voice that exists to this day.”  Although his musical tastes were varied, it wasn’t until his Sophomore year of High School that he began to develop a love for classical music.  “I had an incredible choral director who really poured a lot into my life and talent. He challenged me to strive for something far greater than I already had.  For the first time, I was singing and performing in French, Italian and German and I was now listening to Franco Corelli, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and Mario Lanza (my Dad’s favorite)!  And I was falling in love with it!”  After training with his mother and aunt, both commercial voice teachers, Jeff decided to study under one of the vocal professors at Seattle Pacific University.  Jeff credits this decision with taking his vocal abilities to a new level.  “She really helped me to understand my voice and to develop technique that would allow me to reach the goals that I had set for myself.”

Immediately following his high school graduation, Jeff was asked to join an international touring vocal group, based out of Florida.  “I had never been to the East Coast before so it was a HUGE leap of faith for me and my family, but, I knew this opportunity would challenge me both musically and personally.”  Only four years after relocating to Florida, Jeff met his beautiful and talented wife Kristen.  “My wife is incredibly beautiful and talented in her own right. She’s a fantastic singer and an amazing mother to our two children but her greatest strength is being a women of integrity. She has supported me through every single step and misstep along the way. She truly is my biggest fan!”

For more than twenty years, Jeff has traveled and performed in most of the 50 states, Central and South America, Europe, China and Canada.  Beyond performing in concert, Jeff has recorded studio sessions for various artists, as well as lead music for conferences, camps and special events.  Some highlights from his career include being a featured vocalist for The Billy Graham Association, Nelson and Farrell’s Oratorio “Saviour”, Millers “Emmanuel”, the NBA, the NHL, the MLB and the NFL.

In 2011, Jeff fulfilled another life-long dream by being asked to be on the vocal line for the “TRUTH 40th Anniversary Tour” with Roger Breland. “TRUTH was the group that I always wanted to sing with.  I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity then to have traveled with and learned from a musical legend with such integrity, wisdom and knowledge as Roger Breland. It was Roger that introduced the five of us to each other and the next thing you know Veritas was born!”

For Jeff, fame and success were never the goal, but rather, the desire to make a difference in lives and to truly make a statement with the music of Veritas.  “Being a man of integrity is not necessarily the “cool” thing to be or even really encouraged these days, but rather living for yourself and doing what it takes to get to the top, no matter what the consequences or who you hurt along the way.  We want to help change that.  This is truly the heart of Veritas.”

Currently, Jeff resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Kristen, and their two wonderful children, Karissa, and Kage.   Apart from his love for music, Jeff is equally passionate about sports.  “I pretty much love every sport that there is…except soccer! (as he nudges Jordan, the group’s diehard soccer fan) I am pretty religious, though, about following football, baseball, basketball, tennis, horse racing, water polo….you get the picture! I enjoy studying the game, and watching these players hone their talents. To me that’s artistry at its finest!”  When Jeff is not on the road with Veritas, he is either working alongside his wife, supporting his kids and their dreams or cheering on his beloved Washington Huskies, Seattle Seahawks or Mariners.