Pete 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, James Morrison, Adam Larson, Lou Marini, Arjuna Contreras, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown and Gregg Bissonette. 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, Jody Fisher and Dave Fiuczynski.
Mr. Weise is Associate Professor of Jazz Guitar at Collin College in Plano, TX and Professor of Commercial Guitar at Dallas College in Lancaster, TX. He was a faculty member of the renowned National Guitar Workshop, teaching at the New Milford, CT and Austin, TX campuses from 2000 to 2011. He is currently published by Premier Guitar Magazine and is an artist for G&L Guitars, D’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.