While in NYC, he had the honor of working with such artists and ensembles as Ralph Towner, Candido, Bo Diddley, The Drifters, The Ink Spots, The Marvelettes, The Coasters, The Crystals, Gary U.S. Bonds and John Pizzarelli. He continued his studies with Kenwood Dennard, Frankie Malabe, and Buster Bailey, former percussionist of the New York Philharmonic. In addition to numerous other projects, Peter was a session drummer and contractor for the daytime show Guiding Light; was band leader for the cruise liner Spirit of New York; and worked in New York studios replacing drum machine tracks with live MIDI drumming.
Peter moved back to Denver in 2006, and worked with Nelson Rangell, Lannie Garrett, Richie Cole, Billy Wallace, Shelly Taylor, Teresa Carroll, MaryLynn Gillaspie, Lenore Raphael, Mark Diamond, Ken Walker Sextet, Janine Santana, What’s Cookin’, Chased and the Colorado Composers Big Band.
Peter has been teaching drums since 1985. In addition to teaching privately, from 1991 to 2000 he was a percussion instructor at The Juilliard School with the Music Advancement Program (MAP), a program dedicated to bringing music to inner-city children.
Festivals include Estes Park Jazz Festival, Longmont Jazz Festival, Blues Under the Bridge (Colorado Springs), Blues from the Top Festival (Winter Park), Moab Arts Festival, Crested Butte Music Festival, Ritzville Blues, Brews & BBQs “Sweet 16 Party featuring The Women of the Blues” (Ritzville, WA), Bluewater Blues Festival (Lewellen, NE), Sweet Water Blues n’ Brews (Rock Springs, WY), Trinidaddio Blues Fest (Trinidad, CO), and Big Aspen Barbecue Block Party (Aspen, CO).
Peter is proud to have represented Colorado at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2009 and 2010.
He has shared stages with Steps Ahead, Joe Zawinul, Sadao Watanabe, Lew Soloff, Pierre Bensusan, Zac Harmon, Backdoor Slam, Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, Tinsley Ellis, Indigenous, Otis Taylor, and The Neville Brothers.
Peter has recently relocated to Bucks County, PA and has already had the pleasure of performing with The Shirelles at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club