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Pete Estabrook Jazz Group Press Release

For Immediate Release

Local Jazz Trumpet Artist Pete Estabrook will be performing with his Jazz Quintet in Cloverdale for the Cloverdale Arts Alliance: Downtown Cloverdale on May 8th from 8-10 pm ($20-21 and over).

Pete's Wuintet plays straight-ahead, latin, and soul jazz associated with current New York trends in modern jazz. This group performs will perform tunes written by Steve Swallow and Ryan Kisor (which have been transcribed and arranged by Pete Estabrook exclusively for this gig).

Pete Estabrook is a graduate of and scholarship recipient at both Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) and California Institute of the Arts (Los Angeles, CA) where he received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Jazz Studies. While at Cal-Arts, he studied jazz trumpet with Yamaha Trumpet Artist and Clinician Bobby Shew (Formerly with Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Horace Silver, etc.). Pete's jazz trumpet solo transcriptions of Miles Davis were recently published with the Concord Music Group 2006 re-release of the classic 50's Prestige sessions. Under the direction of James Newton (Downbeat Poll Winner-Jazz Flute), Pete transcribed and arranged portions of Ellington's Queen's Suite which was performed in 1991 by the Danish National Radio Orchestra. As a post-graduate student, he was invited by Charlie Haden to appear as a featured soloist in L. A. performances of both his original Grammy Award winning suites: "Liberation Music Orchestra" and the "Ballad of the Fallen".

Further, Pete has performed with and accompanied a variety of world-class jazz artists including: Albert Heath, Charlie Haden, James Newton, Red Calendar, Carl Fontana, Pete Cristlieb, Bruce Foreman, Ernie Watts, Tom Scott, and Bobby Shew. To date, he has 5 album credits to his name. In September of 2012, he performed on Jazz Vocalist Bonnie Brooks solo release "You are the Song in Me". As a featured soloist and lead player, Pete has also traveled with Carnival, Holland America, and Princess cruise lines.

Currently, Pete serves as the Applied Trumpet Instructor and Jazz Appreciation Instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College where he has taught Big Band, Jazz Combos, Jazz/Pop Theory, Beginning and Intermediate Jazz Improvisation.

Additionally, Pete has been the Racetrack Bugler on the Northern California Summer Fair circuit for the past 28 years. He performs the "First Call" (also known as the "Call to Post") prior to each race at the Sonoma County, Solano County, San Joaquin County, Alameda County, Humbolt County, and Sacramento State Fairs.

As an active professional musician for 33 years (playing his first professional gig at age 15), Pete represents the ideal of "local boy making good". Though born in Houston, Texas, he has lived in Santa Rosa for 44 years and has brought what he has learned in both Boston and Los Angeles to enrich Sonoma County's musical environment.

"Excellent range, beautiful sound, lyrical ideas" -Peter Welker (Petaluma based Jazz Trumpet Artist, Producer,  and Horn Arranger)

"One of the Bay Area's Top Acts"-Sonoma County Fair Voice