Peter Janson is a Boston-based solo guitarist whose passion for weaving elements of Jazz, European, Celtic, and improvisational music into originals and arrangements (covers) have earned him critical acclaim: “the substance of great jazz presented in an original and accessible style. Truly great!” (Jazz keyboardist Steve Hunt), “absolutely one of the best, heartfelt, acoustic players today” (Grammy winning producer, Chuck Ebert), and “a rare 10+” (Spirit of Change Magazine).
He has performed extensively throughout North America; notably at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, Montreal Jazz Festival, Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Argenta Acoustic Music Series, WUMB Music Festival and more. His guitar work on “Old Black Roller” by Grant Maloy Smith spent 17 weeks on the Billboard charts, including eleven weeks in the Top 10. Peter’s jazz-laced “Beautiful Day” record won Best Contemporary Instrumental Album (NAR Music Awards), and he’s had three solo guitar albums in the Top Five of the NAR radio charts. Peter has over 2-million BMI verified broadcasts across all media spanning 88 countries.
Dirty Linen Magazine says, “Peter Janson is a gifted acoustic fingerstyle player.”
Steve Hunt, keyboardist (Allan Holdsworth, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, Angela Bofill, Elektrik Market)
Steve Davison, producer, Argenta Arts Acoustic Music Series
Lee Greene, concert reviewer, Jacksonville Review, Medford OR
Jennifer Martin, concert promoter, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo CA
photo credit: © by Cher Devitt