The video below is just one of many compositions of mine that have been recorded with the Heartland Jazz Band. The piece is called The Tree and is a "fan favorite". I was joined by Robert Espe - Alto Saxophone, Gabe Scheid - Tenor Saxophone, Steve Charlson - Bass, and Jamie Cord - Drums. Click the more originals button to the right to hear more. These are updated weekly.
Above: this is the performance of Chick Corea's classic album Return to Forever. Joining me were Tina Haas-Findley - vocals, Robert Espe - woodwinds, Steve Charlson - bass, and Jamie Cord - drums. Below: this is the final song from the performance entitled La Fiesta.
The Suite for Orchestra and Jazz Piano Trio was recorded live on October 24th, 2017 with the Ames High School Orchestra of Ames, IA under the direction of Mary Kay Polashek. Joining Peter in the trio were Steve Charlson - bass and Derek Drier - drums.
On July 15th 2017 I was joined by Dave Rezek - trumpet, Robert Espe - tenor sax, Gabe Scheid - alto sax, Danny Oline - bass, and Jamie Cord - drums at Noce to play Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis. The group played a first set comprised of Miles Davis tunes and tunes made popular by his sextet during the years 1958-59. The second set was the album Kind of Blue played live in it's entirety. Left: The group plays "Dr. Jekyll" from the first set. Right: The group play "Blue in Green" from the second set. Eric Pike shot and edited the videos.
The two videos above are from Heartland Presbyterian Church's Spring Concert: Sacred and Instrumental Music of the 20th Century. Left: I am singing the baritone solo in Ralph Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs conducted by Eric Mohlis. Right: Robert Espe and myself play the first two movements of Debussy's Violin Sonata.