Guitarist / Educator

Bio

6-17-2006-10Pete Weise is a professional guitarist and educator based in Dallas,TX. In addition to club dates and session work, Mr. Weise’s credits include the Rebel Alliance Jazz Ensemble, the Texas Tenors, the Plano Symphony, the Lone Star Jazz Orchestra, the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, Saratoga Arts Fest and has performed with Wayne Burgeron, Tom “Bones” Malone, Clay Jenkins, Jon Faddis, Bob Reynolds and James Morrison. He holds a B.M. and M.M. in Jazz Performance from the University of North Texas and has studied with Fred Hamilton, Jimi Tunnell, John McLean, Jeff Andrews, Brad Shepik, Oz Noy and Dave Fiuczynski.

Mr. Weise is Associate Professor of Jazz Guitar at Collin College, teaches privately at the Guitar Sanctuary, and was a faculty member of the renowned National Guitar Workshop for over a decade. He is currently published by Premier Guitar Magazine and is an artist for G&L GuitarsD’Addario Strings and Godin Guitars.

As a solo artist, he performs regularly with his quartet, playing original jazz compositions and free improvisation influenced by Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, John Scofield and Kurt Rosenwinkel. “Masch Branch” was independently recorded and produced in 2002, featuring saxophonist Chad Makela from Doc Severinson’s orchestra. Weise’s latest quartet album “Salome’s Blues” was released in 2012 by Armored Records, featuring saxophonist Mario Cruz (Jaco Pastorius Big Band, Bruce Springsteen) and bassist Jacob Smith (Bob Belden’s Animation band). He performs in many side projects, including a quintet comprised of guitar, keyboard, bass and two drummers. The band recorded and released “Love The Music” in 2011 and is a collaborative effort in free improvisation, electronica and jazz.

Please visit Pete Weise’s Website and YouTube Channel for more information, and connect with him on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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