Pete McGuinness: Leader, composer-arranger, trombone, vocals
Saxes: Dave Pietro, Marc Phaneuf, Tom Christensen, Dan Pratt, Dave Reikenberg
Trumpets: Tony Kadlek, Jon Owens, Bill Mobley, Chris Rogers
Trombones: Bruce Eidem, Mark Patterson, Matt Haviland, Jeff Nelson
Rhythm: Mike Holober-piano, Andy Eulau-bass, Scott Neumann-drums
On the NYC jazz scene since 2006, The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra is a group filled with some of the area¹s most experienced and exciting big band musicians. A collect resume of the where these musicians have been would include the bands of Maria Schneider, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Toshiko Akiyoshi, John Fedchock, and and The Westchester Jazz Orchestra (to name only a few).
Pete himself has a long history in the jazz world as a trombonist, award-winning jazz vocalist, and is a three-time GRAMMY nominated big band arranger. He also in a member of a new jazz vocal group known as ³The Royal Bopsters². Pete is an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. The orchestra has released two CDs, its most-recent being "Strength In Numbers" (2014, Summit Records) to rave reviews ("4 and 1/2 stars" – Downbeat Magazine) and much radio-play nation-wide. This is the band¹s fifth appearance at The Blue Note.