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Pete Smyser

Pete Smyser is a virtuoso guitarist residing in Harleysville, PA (near Philadelphia). Jazz critics have likened Smyser to such legendary guitarists as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Jim Hall, and Barney Kessel. Smyser is an endorser for American Archtop Guitars, is listed among greats in the book - “The Jazz Guitar, Its Evolution, Its Players and Personalities Since 1900” (Ashley Mark Publishing Co.), is on the jazz faculty at Moravian College (Bethlehem, PA) and was on the Artist Roster of the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour (PennPAT) from 1997-2004.
Smyser has released 7 CDs as a leader


Article: Interview

Tom Lawton: Not Less Than Everything

Read "Tom Lawton: Not Less Than Everything" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Not known, because not looked for But heard, half-heard, in the stillness Between two waves of the sea. Quick now, here, now, always-- A condition of complete simplicity (Costing not less than everything) --T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets; “Little Gidding" This poetic quotation ...


Article: Album Review

Larry McKenna: From All Sides

Read "From All Sides" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Philadelphian tenor saxophonist Larry McKenna holds what may be, if not a unique distinction, then certainly a rare one of having played with both Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennet. In a career spanning six decades he's played with many other leading jazz figures besides but only occasionally has he stepped out as a leader on a ...


News: Performance / Tour

Pete Smyser CD Release Performance, Chris’ Jazz Café, June 2, 1012

Pete Smyser  CD Release Performance, Chris’ Jazz Café,  June 2, 1012

Guitarist, Pete Smyser celebrates his new CD release, the Jerome Kern Concert Live with a CD release party on Saturday June 2, 2012, and performances at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM, at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St Phila PA 19102. Smyser has released 7 CDs as a leader. Pete has appeared on television and radio ...


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