Jack Peterson

Jack Peterson

Friday, November 2, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Jonsson Performance Hall
Admission: $15
Season: 2012-13

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Jack Petersen is a jazz guitarist, pianist, composer and renowned pioneer in jazz education who revolutionized guitar education. He was a pedagogical architect for jazz guitar and jazz improvisation at three institutions of higher learning: he was the first full-time jazz guitar teacher at the Berklee College of Music; he was an influential jazz guitar artist in residence at the University of North Texas College of Music; and he helped build a jazz guitar program at the University of North Florida.

He will be joined by Dan Haerle (piano), Steve Barnes (drums) and Fred Hamilton (bass).


Dan Haerle, born in Quincy, Illinois in 1937, was a faculty member in the Jazz Studies Division of the College of Music at the University of North Texas for 25 years (Regents Professor for the last 10 years). He has recorded many Jamey Aebersold playalongs, has several jazz text books published, is an active jazz clinician nationally and internationally and has had a great deal of performing experience. Haerle was inducted into the International Association of Jazz Education "Hall of Fame" in January 2003. He has toured the U.S. and internationally with the Stan Kenton Band and the Clark Terry Quintet, and has performed with Chris Connor, Mel Torme, Al Jarreau, Pat Metheny, Dave Liebman, Woody Shaw, Kai Winding and Freddie Hubbard. Haerle has taught at the University of North Texas, Arizona State University, University of Miami Coral Gables, Monterey Peninsula College in California and Kansas State University. 

Steve Barnes feels fortunate to have supported the music of both legendary and up-and-coming musicians with his drumming. In addition to his small group playing, the Ohio native has played with numerous big bands including the Bruce Eskovitz Jazz Orchestra, Bob Florence Limited Edition Big Band, The American Jazz Institute Big Band with Mark Masters, Bill Holman’s Big Band, the Blue Wisp Big Band (Cincinnati), Rob Parton’s Jazz Tech Big Band (Chicago) Steve Allee’s Big Band (Indianapolis), the Tommy Dorsey Big Band, Steve Allen Big Band, Les Brown Jr. and the Band of Renown, Gary Tole’s Legends of Swing, Swingtown Big Band (Disneyland) Ray Anthony Big Band, Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra and the Keely Smith Big Band. 2010 launched Steve’s Los Angeles television recording career drumming under  the baton of composer Dan Foliart for the ABC FAMILY show “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” A vital and inspiring educator, Steve has over 30 years of private teaching experience, including teaching jazz drum set at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music and serving on the faculty of the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop since 2001. Steve was selected by the L.A. Jazz Society to act as drum set mentor for the Bill Green Mentor Scholarship program, and has served in that capacity from 2004 to the present.

Fred Hamilton is a guitarist, bassist, composer, recording artist, author, clinician, and professor in the Jazz Studies Division of the University of North Texas. He has recorded one album as a leader (“Looking Back on Tomorrow”) with David Friesen and Ed Soph, numerous albums as a sideman and is a founding member of the Earl Harvin Trio, which has recorded four albums. Hamilton has played bass or guitar with visiting artists such as Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, Cedar Walton, Mike Stern, George Garzone, David Liebman, Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, and Dave Pietro. Hamilton teaches and performs at the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops, held at the University of Louisville, and the University of North Texas Combo Camp. In previous years, he was on the summer faculty of the Mile High Jazz Camp at the University of Colorado, the Great Plains Jazz Camp at Emporia State University and has taught workshops at the University of Washington, University of Southern California, the University of Arkansas and others. He has held positions on the faculties of Concordia College in Montreal (1984-85), St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia (1982-84) and Bowling Green State University in Ohio (1979-82).

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