Blues to country, standards to rock
... the music from your life!

Nine Thirty Standard  brings their own flavor to a variety of music from the past 10 decades—blues to country, standards to rock...the music from your life—plus original songs from their own lives. The band brings together the performing and song-writing talents of Amy Anderson and Jerry Fitzpatrick. Jerry has been playing guitar, writing, and singing in a variety of styles for as long as he can remember. Amy has been performing and writing since her high school years.
With Jerry on guitar, Amy on keyboard, Chris Black on drums, and Jim Anderson on bass, Nine Thirty Standard has performed around Madison and southern Wisconsin in a variety of venues (festivals, clubs, parties, coffeehouses, and community events) since 2010. As either a three-piece (minus drums) or four-piece, the band can suit the music to the occasion with a range of styles and instrumentation. (Check out live demo tracks and other recordings on the Music page for a sampling of styles.)

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Amy Anderson (vocals, keyboard) has been performing and writing since her high school years. She was all about choir and musicals in high school, and added jazz choir to her broad range of musical interest while in college. She has led and been part of worship teams at several churches around the Madison area since before the turn of the century. Amy’s vocals reflect a joy and passion that quickly fill a room.
Jerry Fitzpatrick (guitar, vocals) has been playing guitar for as long as he can remember and has been in a variety of bands over his career. He has played styles ranging from rock, country, folk, to swing-blues. Whether playing in a concert setting or entertaining in the “background,” Jerry has the experience, ability, and sensitivity to adapt to any occasion and delight audiences with his amazing talent on guitar.
Chris Black (percussion, vocals) has been a drummer since 5th-grade band! He played for countless high school and college bands before pursuing music full time in Los Angeles. Chris spent 12 years playing with two notable punk rock bands, The Dollyrots and BANG sugar BANG, touring all over North America and the UK. Returning to his roots in the Upper Midwest in 2017, Chris now gets his kicks playing soccer, skiing, and spending time with his beautiful family.
Jim Anderson (bass) once lived in a quieter world embracing classical and folk guitar and Renaissance wind ensembles. Approaching the threshold of the new millennium—and feeling the need to be heard alongside his oldest son’s emerging powers on drum set—he took up the electric bass and never turned back. Having played with a number of bands and worship teams in the Madison area, he enjoys bringing the bottom end to a variety of musical styles.