Pete McGuinness Sextet
February 26, 2017
Pete McGuinness Sextet With a salute to Mel Torme
Pete McGuinness is the Professor of Jazz Composition and Arranging at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. Since 1987, he has been an active New York City area jazz artist - trombonist, three-time Grammy-nominated composer-arranger, and award-winning jazz vocalist (semi-finals of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition, 1st prize in the Jazzmobile Vocal Contest). Pete has performed as both a trombonist and vocalist with the Jimmy Heath, Maria Schneider and Woody Herman Orchestras. He work as an arranger has resulted in commissions from among others The Dave Liebman Big Band, The Swiss Jazz Orchestra and The National Endowment for the Arts. Pete appears on over 50 jazz CDs as a sideman and has released four recordings as a leader. He also leads his own small group and a big band, The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra, which has appeared on numerous occasions at such venues as The Blue Note, Iridium, The Jazz Gallery and other NYC jazz clubs. He has appeared on the 2008 Downbeat Magazine Critics’ Poll in the ”Rising Star” category for Jazz Arranger, and in 2015 and 2016 “Rising Star” categories of both Male Jazz Vocalist and Jazz Arranger. He recently became a member of a new jazz vocal group “The Royal Bopsters”, which is currently appearing in jazz venues across the country.
$25 Advance / $30 Door • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Rutherfurd Hall: (908) 852-1894 X138 • Coyne Enterprises (908) 637-6455
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