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Pete McGuinness

Originally from West Hartford, CT, Pete’s been a fixture on the NYC jazz scene since 1987. Before that, Pete studied at New England Conservatory (1981-83), University of Miami (1986, BM is jazz studies) and Manhattan School of Music (MM in jazz studies). As a professional trombonist, he has performed with numerous well-known artists and groups including the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, The Woody Herman Big Band (dir. by Frank Tibieri), The Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Jimmy Heath, Kenny Werner, Dave Pietro, the “Smoke Big Band” directed by Bill Mobley, and since 1997 has been a regular member of the New York BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Orchestra

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”A musical multi-threat...McGuinness lays out music that is modern-minded, yet swinging.” —The Newark Star-Ledger

“4-stars...stunning” -Downbeat magazine

Primary Instrument

Trombone

Willing to teach

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Credentials/Background

Pete has been a member of the jazz studies faculty at New Jersey City University (Jersey City, NJ) since 1994. He teaches jazz arranging and composition, trombone, ensembles, and improvisation. Go to: www.njcu.edu for more information.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Because of Pete's wide range of experience and abilities (trombonist, jazz vocalist, composer, arranger, bandleader), he can work with students in a variety of capacities. Pete has given both college and high school level jazz clinics both in the US and in Europe

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Discography

Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers

Summit Records
2014

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Voice Like A Horn

Voice Like A Horn

Summit Records
2013

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First Flight

First Flight

Summit Records
2007

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First Flight

First Flight

Pete McGuinness
First Flight

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