TGS PLAYER SPOTLIGHT - PETE MCCANN


Pete McCann Spotlight


"Tributary" from his CD Extra Mile
TGS Spotlight Player from November 19, 2009 and April 8, 2010

Jazz guitarist Pete McCann has been an integral part of the New York City scene for 20 years. He currently leads an exciting new group of New York's finest jazz artists on his latest CD, Extra Mile, on Nineteen-Eight Records. McCann's other releases, Most Folks, You Remind Me of Someone and Parable have been widely praised by top jazz critics.


McCann is one of the first-call sidemen in New York. He works in several groups including the Patti Austin band, Lee Konitz Nonet, Chris Tarry Quintet, New York Nonet, Dan Willis Sextet, JD Walter Trio and Alison Wedding's group. Pete has performed with some of the greats in jazz: Kenny Wheeler, Dave Liebman, Lee Konitz, Kenny Garrett, Peter Erskine, Gary Thomas, Greg Osby, Brian Blade and the Maria Schneider Orchestra. He has appeared on over 50 CDs including: Almost Certainly Dreaming, Chris Tarry group; I Think It's Going To Rain Today, Curtis Stigers; The Other Side of Ellington, The Palmetto All-Stars; Standard Wonder (The Music of Stevie Wonder), Dave Pietro; Round 'Bout Now, George Schuller; and Phase 2, Mahavishnu Project.


Pete's playing encompasses a wide variety of musical styles and genres - Straight-ahead, Post-Bop, Avant-Garde, Latin, Jazz-Rock Fusion. He has performed throughout the US, Canada and Europe from clubs to jazz festivals, musicals, award shows and even an opera.


Visit Pete McCann's website at www.petemccann.com

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