THE SOUNDS OF PETER QUEAL
Creative and Integral Music
In the past 50 years I've gigged solo and ensemble in the islands of the Caribbean, on the beaches in Brazil, in the wineries of Napa and Mendocino, from Yoshi's in Oakland to Colorado's mountain casinos. I write music, arrange it and perform it with a passion.
With my voice and guitar, I am seriously dedicated to music and all its wonderful colorations: African, Latin, R & B, Funk and swing styles. I am a trained, experienced professional who can provide a distinctive performance for your club, your convention, your private party, your classroom. I love music, and I'd love to play for you.
I've been a recording engineer for my entire music career and am excited to offer my recordings to you in their highest possible quality!
PETER QUEAL Greeley CO-based jazz guitarist and vocalist, incorporates a multitude of musical styles into his work. Past musical collaborations include his work with Tangent, The Beat Freaks, The Mario Asti Group, Conjunto Varietal, PQBP, Bas Mati, Por Todos, Wyoming Home Grown, Peter Queal and Friends, the Jane Robinett Quartet and performances as a guest artist in conjunction with the Wyoming Arts Council. Music festival performances include the Crested Butte Music Fest, Donkey Creek Jazz Fest, Snowy Range Music Fest, and Nowoodstock. Peter has experience as a music producer for radio and television. Other productions include the CDs "HUMILITY", "Wild Hair", the newly digitally mastered "Moments", the Latin-influenced "Conjunto Varietal-de Cuba pa' Trinidad", "PQBP Live"-a tasteful mix of standard jazz and Latin works with renowned bassist Bill Plummer and "Peter Queal Solo Guitar". Other professional experiences include performances in theatrical productions of "Godspell", "Always Patsy Cline", "A Chorus Line", "The Last Five Years", "Godspell 2011" and "Company" . Venues of note include San Francisco area clubs; the No Name Bar, Uncle Charlie’s, Escovedo’s, Yoshi’s-as well as 17 years of regular summer jazz performances in Centennial WY at the Bear Tree Tavern and the Trading Post restaurant. Peter worked in the Caribbean Islands in bands on both Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise lines. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Drury University, a Bachelor of Music Education (classical guitar focus) with honors from the University of Wyoming and a Masters Certificate (Guitar) from the Berklee College of Music. Jazz guitar mentors include Ron Cottingham, Steve Kovalcheck, Dave Wiatrolik and Ryan Fourt.
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