TONY PEEBLES was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, then moved to Philadelphia, where he has spent eight years studying music theory at the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.), and jazz saxophone at The University of the Arts (MM degree). He has studied saxophone with Chris Farr, Ron Kerber, and Ben Schachter. In 2000, he toured Europe with the Hamilton All-Star Jazz Band, including stops at the Juan-les-Pins and Montreux jazz festivals. Since then, Tony Peebles has played and recorded with a variety of fine original groups including jazz fusion bands Big Breakfast, The Half Of It, MusiQology, and The Abstract Truth. Tony has performed alongside such artists as Geri Allen, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Oliver Lake, and Andy Bey. He currently has two albums on sale that feature his original compositions, “Drop” and “The Half Of It”, both recorded with his jazz fusion quartet, The Half Of It. In early summer 2008, Tony moved to San Francisco, where he currently lives, teaches and performs with Ryze the Band and his own jazz group, the Strong Move Quartet.
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
Masters degree in Jazz Performance (UArts), B.A. in music theory (University of Pennsylvania).
Available hours: variable
Rates: $45/hr (in my home, studio or your local Berkeley home or studio), $50-55/hr (at your Bay Area home or studio), $35/hr (lessons now available via Skype, iChat)