Peter Mazza is a remarkably accomplished jazz guitarist and composer from New York City. Peter is recognized for his passionate and poignant interpretations of the most complex jazz standards. Blending clean and fluent lines with colorful and inventive chord voicings, he creates lush solo guitar pieces as well as imaginative ensemble arrangements.
Born and raised in New York City, he was encouraged to pursue his interest in music by his father, an accomplished jazz pianist. Having graduated from the distinguished Manhattan School of Music, he has been playing and teaching for more than 10 years. Peter went on to gain acceptance from the prestigious Thelonius Monk Jazz Guitar Competition when he was ranked semifinalist by a panel of renowned guitarists.
The debut release “Through My Eyes” is an invitation into Peter’s world filled with rich jazz vocabulary along with his beautiful guitar sounds.
This Velvet Note performance celebrates the release of Peter’s newest CD, “Circles and Lines” and features Kevin Bales on piano and Billy Thornton on bass.
Showtimes: 7:00pm and 9:00pm Admission: $22.