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    • Peter Isaac

      Musical Instrument: Bass Trombone
    • Peter Isaac at the Orford Music Academy

      Peter Isaac is a dynamic, up-and-coming low brass specialist (trombone, bass trombone, and tuba), composer/arranger and educator in the NY Jazz Scene.

      Growing up in Rochester, NY, Peter Isaac was introduced to jazz and improvisation from an early age through the music of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Miles Davis. However, classical music was never far from his studies, and he decided to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in bass trombone performance at SUNY Fredonia, where he studied under Jeff Dee of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Ever since, Peter Isaac has dedicated himself to bringing the two styles of music closer together.

      Peter Isaac found a community of like-minded musicians in Buffalo, NY where he met Jon Nelson of the Meridian Arts Ensemble and began working at Pausa Art House, a local establishment dedicated to blending the border between classical music and jazz. While in Buffalo, he led the Fredtown Stompers(a local Post-Trad group) and played in diverse groups including the Intension Ensemble and the Buffalo Jazz Octet as well as with Don Metz at the Burchfield Penny Art Center.

      The move to New York City was a natural one for Peter Isaac as he pursued a Masters in Jazz Performance at Purchase Conservatory under the tutelage of jazz legends such as Jon Faddis, Todd Coolman, and John Abercrombie. Living in East Harlem, Manhattan, Peter Isaac has since devoted his time to freelancing and playing with a variety of groups including the Liberté Big Band, the Greg Ruvolo Collective and the Princeton Symphony, and has performed at venues including Dizzy’s Club, the Blue Note, and Carnegie Hall.

      Fresh off two tours with the musicals “After Midnight”, and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” Peter Isaac is happy to continue to pursue what he loves: the in-between.