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"Petersen's an accomplished player. He has a big, throaty tone and a blowzy, swashbuckling style with the conversational touch of old-time sax players." --- Paul de Barros, Seattle Times

Pete Petersen is a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist from the Pacific Northwest. His exciting musical fluency and his ability to seem completely at home in a variety of different musical styles have made him one of the area's most in-demand players. 

In addition to his strength as a performer, Pete Petersen also is a very gifted and diligent orchestrator. His work has been featured on film soundtracks, national touring bands, and recordings. He has arranged and orchestrated horn sections for several working musical artists around the area including Patrick Lamb, Ellen Whyte, Solomon Douglas, and Chris Baum.

Pete Petersen is available for local engagements as well as national tours. Call or email now to book/check availability!







Selected Discography:

The Pete Petersen Quartet: Silver Lining (1998, Four Flavors Music)
Stan Bock: Of Fathers And Sons (1998, Stan Bock)
Lily Wilde and her Jumpin' Jubilee Orchestra: Insect Ball (2000, Lil Tom Tom Inc)
Howard Crosby: Pennies From Heaven - A Special Tribute (2003, Panjandrum)
Klezmocracy (writing credit only) (2003, entrance records)
Porkpie: Hats Off (2004, Four Flavors Music)

Donny Osborne: Live at Tony Starlight's (2007, Poltun Entertainment)
Pete Petersen and the Porkpie Septet: Keep Your Hat On (2008, Pony Boy Records)
Ellen Whyte: Four Way Stop (2009, Amallegory productions)*
Solomon Douglas: Live at the Legion (2009, Caffeine Spider Records)
Linda Lee Michelet: One Kiss (2010 Eader's Bakery)
Kim Massie w/the Solomon Douglas Swingtet: Soul Serenade (2012 Caffeine Spider Records)
Mother Bunch: Dirty Theory (2013)

*nominated for 2009 Grammy award for "Best Contemporary Blues Album"

Film Scores:

The Adventures of Dex Dixon (dir. Steve Coker) (comp. fight sequence music, contracted & performed with studio orchestra)



Reviews:

"Petersen's an accomplished player. He has a big, throaty tone and a blowzy, swashbuckling style with the conversational touch of old-time sax players." --- Paul de Barros, Seattle Times

"Get ready for some swinging, down the center of the groove, well-paced, scintillating straight ahead jazz and bop from a Portland cat who writes and plays in the best of the tradition. ...Every [tune] rings out with the joy of playing the real deal." -- George Fendel, Jazz Society of Oregon writer/critic at large

"This group, their arrangements, and musical choices are a big band at its best." --- Mary Burlingame-producer/host, HomeGrown Live KMHD 89.1 The Jazz Station www.kmhd.fm

"Porkpie plays spirited, with enthusiasm and like they're having fun with it. Their album is a must have in my collection." - Tim "Java Man" Taylor KMHD 89.1 FM the Jazz Station


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