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Los Angeles-based guitarist, bandleader, and composer Peter Kavanaugh spent over a decade as a Southern California sideman before taking center stage with his 2015 debut album “Whisper Not” — a selection of lesser-known American songbook gems rooted in electric guitar and vibraphone.

The self-released album received airplay on over 50 national radio stations including regular rotation locally on KKJZ Jazz 88.1 fm. Jazziz Magazine called “Whisper Not” “A refreshingly old-school approach to songbook standards … he allows the original harmonies and melodies to shine, even as he overlays tones and textures from his vast library.”

With his November 2016 follow-up album “Look for the Silver Lining,” Peter builds on his sophisticated, West Coast Cool Jazz sound with more brass, more blues and ambitious arrangements of songs by Dave Brubeck, Rodgers & Hart and other great 20th century composers.


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“A refreshingly old-school approach to songbook standards … he allows the original harmonies and melodies to shine, even as he overlays tones and textures from his vast library.” — Jazziz Magazine

“A choice selection of tunes played to perfection” — Bebop Spoken Here (blog)

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Album Look for the Silver Lining by Peter Kavanaugh

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2016

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Album Whisper Not by Peter Kavanaugh

Whisper Not

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2015

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