6:30 to 8:30: Duo / 9:00: Featured Artist - Tom Peterson
World-class tenor saxophonist Tom Peterson has worked for many of the great composers/arrangers and bands.
This list includes: John Williams, Pat Williams, Lennie Niehaus, Peter Matz, Tommy Newsom, Bill Holman, Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabakin Big Band, the NBC Tonight Show Orchestra with Doc Severinsen, Bob Florence Limited Edition, Chris Walden, John La Barbera. Originally from Minneapolis, he attended the University of Minnesota, majoring in saxophone performance and composition. Tom served in the U.S. Army Field Band (Studio Band) for three years before coming to California. As a freelance studio musician (woodwinds), composer and arranger, Tom can be heard on television, albums, motion pictures and jingles for television and radio. Throughout the years, he has worked as an educator, clinician and adjudicator.