Originally from Perth, Anning has quickly become a major force in Australian jazz, having regularly performed with the late Allan Browne, Joe Chindamo, Aaron Choulai, Paul Grabowsky, and Jamie Oehlers before relocating to New York City in 2011 to complete a Masters of Music at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. Anning quickly became an in-demand bassist in one of the world’s most competitive cities, touring extensively throughout North America and internationally with performances at the Montreal, Vancouver, Detroit, Jazz a Vienne, Copenhagen, Port au Prince, and Panama Jazz Festivals. He has been fortunate to perform with Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Ari Hoenig, George Garzone, Gilad Hekselman, Greg Osby, and Charlie Haden, among many others.
Returning to Melbourne in 2015, Anning has made a significant contribution to the local jazz scene in the last few years. His current projects include DataMeta featuring Gian Slater and Barney McAll, The Stretchropolitans, and George&Ivy featuring Anning’s work as a songwriter and guitarist. He is a regular member of Andrea Keller’s various projects and co-leads the award-winning groups Speedball and Ragstretch. Anning’s recent accolades include the National Jazz Award for bass, an ARIA nomination, a Freedman Fellowship finalist and two Bell Awards.