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
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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
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
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
Go to: www.njcu.edu for more 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