Born: February 4, 1987 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Peter Douskalis is a New York based guitarist. Having grown up in the Washington DC Metropolitan area, Peter grew to love all styles of music and has explored vastly many aspects of the guitar. With a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the Conservatory of Shenandoah University and a Master of Arts in Music Education from the New York University, Peter is a well versed musician and educator.
His first release Midnight Madrid is with the Peter and Alex Guitar Duo. This independent release explorers areas of flamenco, Greek, classical, jazz, and pop styles of music and the guitar.
His second release The Dance of the Sea on Shenandoah Records is a solo jazz guitar compilation of arrangements and original tunes. The CD has received national and international acclaim by: Just Jazz Guitar Magazine, Jazz Journal (UK), Los Angeles Jazz Scene, Cadence Magazine, JazzChicago.net, JazzCDReviews.com, and more.
“He follows in the footsteps of Joe Pass and other masters of the solo jazz guitar…he develops momentum in single-string lines but he is most accomplished in bass-line and chord- melody work” �� Clive Cooper �� Jazz Journal (UK)
“While he is a melodic player, Douskalis sometimes emulates an orchestra and pulls it off. Melody, harmony, bass lines all interact logically, sometimes making it sound as if more than one guitarist is on the CD.” �� Scott Yanow �� Los Angeles Jazz Scene
“displays an easy flowing sense of melody...surges live a wave...” �� Jerome Wilson - Cadence Magazine
“Noteworthy technique, a creative approach, assured touch and glorious tone.” �� Brad Walseth �� JazzChicago.net
“Douskalis is clearly a gifted musician, and his fleet-fingered attack often manages to make his Gibson ES-175 sound like several instruments.” �� Tony Rogers �� JazzCDReviews.com
“It's refreshing to hear a soloist in touch with his instrument and the sounds that come out of it…what is perhaps most impressive is Douskalis' touch and ability to emote a melody line.” �� Wildy Haskell - Wildy's World
Somehow Peter’s guitar reaches out and touches your soul. The music caresses you like a lover’s hand, and your troubles just seem to melt away...One listen and you’ll be entranced.” �� Andrea Guy - Mossip
“lighting up the Jazz industry with his amazing Jazz guitar performances that are sure to delight music fans.” �� Isaac Davis Jr. - Junior's Cave - Online Magazines
The Dance of the Sea
Peter and Alex
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Peter Douskalis teaches for the New York City Guitar School. Peter has a BM in Jazz Studies from the Conservatory of Shenandoah University and an MA in Music Eduction from New York University.