Archive for January 16, 2011

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents jazz guitarist Peter White. Band members joining Mr. White are Greg Karukas (keys), Michael Paulo (sax), Dave Hooper (drums) and TBA (bass). Set times Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm and 7:30 pm on Sunday. Doors open at 6:00pm on Thursday and 5:30pm Friday through Sunday.

“If ever there was a musician who is capable of so much more than what he settles for, it’s White. He’s a superior talent when it comes to what he can do with a guitar in his hands, but seems content in making pretty instrumental music.” –Jeff Winbush (allaboutjazz.com)

Throughout Peter White’s career he has consistently released chart-topping albums and radio singles that have helped to define smooth jazz. His distinctive gifts as a jazz guitarist help to romance and entrance listeners with beautiful melodies, lilting rhythms, and spry instrumentation.

White began his career playing with Al Stewart’s band. He co-wrote two of Stewart’s biggest hits, Time Passages and Midnight Rocks. He also had a longtime association with smooth jazz vocalists Basia – White’s guitar and accordion have become an integral flavor in her popular sound. His popularity has led fellow artists to hire him for his distinctive, breezy sound. In addition to being a part of the touring phenomenon Guitars and Saxes, who has performed with Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, The Crusaders, Craig Chaquico, Greg Vail, Tom Grant, Kilauea, Joe Mcbride, and 3rd Force and Windows.

In a career that spans more than three decades, a dozen solo recordings and countless performances, White insists that it’s the faces in the crowd and the fans that keep the experience fresh. “Over the years, I have become more comfortable as a performer. I feel a tremendous joy when I’m able to connect with my audience. The purpose of being up there is not to show how clever I can be, but to simply invite everyone to have a good time. Meeting people after shows to sign CDs and chat is also something which I like to do, whenever possible. It’s quite different from the days when I was just in the background getting little recognition!”

January 20-23, 2011

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