Jazz, Musical Artist
Who is Pete Smyser?
Jazz critics have likened Pete Smyser to such legendary guitarists as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Jim Hall, and Barney Kessel. Smyser, who lives, teaches, and performs in southeastern Pennsylvania, is listed among greats in Maurice J. Summerfield's book The Jazz Guitar, and was on the Artist Roster of the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour from 1997 to 2004. He is also an endorser for American Archtop guitars.
Pete Smyser performs solo, duo or ensemble concert performances and educational programs. Pete's concert repertoire is centered around Great American Songbook and jazz standards, classical guitar selections, as well as original compositions.