Dear All About Jazz Readers,

If you're familiar with All About Jazz, you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help.

You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky Google ads PLUS deliver exclusive content and provide access to future articles for a full year! This combination will not only improve your AAJ experience, it will allow us to continue to rigorously build on the great work we first started in 1995. Read on to view our project ideas...


Pete McCann: Mild-Mannered Superhero Guitarist

Mark Corroto By

Sign in to view read count
AAJ: If you had to claim a comic book super hero character, who would it be.

PM: That's a great question, especially since Stan Lee just passed away. I have a Midwestern-looking Clark Kent thing, because I have short hair, glasses and I look like a banker or something. People always tell me, you look like my cousin or my uncle, whatever. That's why my second record is called You Remind Me of Someone. I don't look like some dude who should be up there shredding guitar. The shredding guitar comes from listening to shredding guitar players and heavy metal, Holdsworth and McLaughlin, Scott Henderson. You name it. This is awesome, I want to do finger tapping too, this is pretty cool. I've never been able to grow my hair that long, maybe that's why I've had the same silly look for 35 years. Just ask my wife (laughs).

AAJ: Tell us what we can look for in 2019 from Pete McCann.

PM: Just trying to do some more touring and do things in Europe. Next year will be my 30th year, as a musician living in the New York area. Eight years in New York and twenty-two in New Jersey, right across the George Washington Bridge. I'm plugging along. I'm happy. I'm very proud of my younger son, as I mentioned, and my older son, I'm incredibly proud of. He's studying politics at Ithaca College. I need to write more music and do another record soon. That's always on the horizon. Try to do something a little different on my new project.

AAJ: Where can folks find you on the internet?

PM: They can always find me at website. My new record is on every streaming service, Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby, etc. Then of course, If you live close to where I'm doing a gig, come down and buy a copy of my new CD.

AAJ: Do you keep your touring schedule on your website, so we can find you? [note: scroll down to view his calendar]

PM: Oh yeah, my gig page is an open book. You can tell exactly where I am just about everyday of the week.

AAJ: Even if you are an internet troll or a cat burglar?

PM: Especially if you are an internet troll.


Related Video

comments powered by Disqus

Shop Music & Tickets

Click any of the store links below and you'll support All About Jazz in the process. Learn how.

CD/LP/Track Review
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
Pay for It on the Other Side

Pay for It on the...

McCannic Music



Whirlwind Recordings

Extra Mile

Extra Mile

Nineteen-Eight Records

Most Folks

Most Folks



You Remind Me Of...

Palmetto Records

You Remind Me Of Someone

You Remind Me Of...

Palmetto Records


Related Articles

Read A Conversation with Music Author Alan Light Interviews
A Conversation with Music Author Alan Light
by Nenad Georgievski
Published: December 16, 2018
Read Michael League: Snarky Puppy's Jazz-Schooled, Grassroots Visionary Interviews
Michael League: Snarky Puppy's Jazz-Schooled,...
by Mike Jacobs
Published: December 10, 2018
Read Conor Murray & Micheal Murray: Putting Falcarragh On The Jazz Map Interviews
Conor Murray & Micheal Murray: Putting Falcarragh On...
by Ian Patterson
Published: November 29, 2018
Read Pete McCann: Mild-Mannered Superhero Guitarist Interviews
Pete McCann: Mild-Mannered Superhero Guitarist
by Mark Corroto
Published: November 28, 2018
Read Kris Funn: Bass Player, Story Teller Interviews
Kris Funn: Bass Player, Story Teller
by R.J. DeLuke
Published: November 27, 2018
Read Phillip Johnston: Back From Down Under Interviews
Phillip Johnston: Back From Down Under
by Ken Dryden
Published: November 27, 2018
Read "Ben Wolfe: The Freedom to Create" Interviews Ben Wolfe: The Freedom to Create
by Stephen A. Smith
Published: September 1, 2018
Read "David Sancious: From Monk to Sting" Interviews David Sancious: From Monk to Sting
by Luca Muchetti
Published: June 8, 2018
Read "Anwar Robinson: From American Idol To United Palace" Interviews Anwar Robinson: From American Idol To United Palace
by Suzanne Lorge
Published: November 25, 2018
Read "Sidney Hauser:  Justice and Jubilation" Interviews Sidney Hauser: Justice and Jubilation
by Paul Rauch
Published: July 17, 2018
Read "Stefon Harris: Pursuing the Tradition" Interviews Stefon Harris: Pursuing the Tradition
by R.J. DeLuke
Published: October 5, 2018