Born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts, Peter moved to Seattle in 2004 to study at the University of Washington as an undergraduate. Once a Jazz Studies – Performance major, Peter is now planning to graduate in the Spring of 2008 with a degree in History. Peter is particularly interested in 20th century African American history.
It may be impossible today to understand fully the shock and outrage which alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman’s 1959 arrival in New York caused within the jazz community. Coleman’s innovations freed his quartet from traditional structures of form, chordal harmony, tonality, and rhythm, and though his … Read MoreOrnette Coleman (1930-2015)