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Pete Christlieb

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: February 16, 1945    

Pete Christlieb

From the 1970s through the 1990s, the sound of Pete’s tenor could be heard on television and motion picture sound tracks and recordings. The son of a famous bassoon player, Don Christlieb, Pete began his musical journey on the violin at age 7. At 12, he was introduced to the sounds of jazz through the recordings of Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Zoot Sims and Al Cohn, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and Johnny Griffin, John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley. The violin was replaced by the tenor sax, but not without opposition. At 17, Pete enrolled in the Greyhound school of music through his association with the bands of Si Zentner, Woody Herman, Louis Bellson and even a short but delightful stint with Count Basie....
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  • Live at the Jazz Cave

    Cognito Records
    2007
  • Apogee

    Warner Bros.
    2004
  • Apogee

    Concord Picante
    2003
  • Conversations With Warne Vol. 2

    Concord Picante
    1991
  • Mosaic (Live)

    Concord Picante
    1991
  • The Pete Christlieb Quartet Live - Dinos' '83

    Concord Picante
    1983
  • Self Portrait

    Concord Picante
    1981

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Date Venue Ticket
Mar15 Jazzmn Orchestra Featuring Pete Christlieb, Saxophone
The Auditorium At Hopkins High School
Minnetonka, MN
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