About

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.”

“Peter Janson's music has the substance of great jazz presented in an original and accessible style. Truly great!”
Steve Hunt, keyboardist (Allan Holdsworth, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, Angela Bofill, Elektrik Market)

"had the audience on their feet time and time again. Superb playing and material"
Steve Davison, producer, Argenta Arts Acoustic Music Series

"One of the most enjoyable evenings I have had, attending a concert, in almost 40 years – and I have been to LOTS of concerts."
Lee Greene, concert reviewer, Jacksonville Review, Medford OR

"You know that I hear A LOT of great guitar playing; I’m very lucky. But your concert was among the very best that I’ve ever heard!"
Jennifer Martin, concert promoter, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo CA

photo credit: © by Cher Devitt