About

Peter Janson is an acclaimed Boston-based solo guitarist, touring and recording artist. He has performed at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, Montreal Jazz Festival, Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Argenta Acoustic Music Series, WUMB Music Festival, and many other festivals and venues throughout North America. His record performances have reached No. 2 in Billboard (Billboard Heat Seekers – Old Black Roller, Grant Maloy-Smith), and he has had three solo albums in the Top Five of the NAR radio charts. Peter has over 2-million BMI verified broadcasts across all media in the USA, and more internationally totaling 88 countries. In performance, Janson plays solo jazz guitar music that weaves original and traditional elements of jazz with other genres including folk, Celtic, world, and improvisational music. His musical passion, artistry, and technical mastery have earned him critical acclaim: “a hearty standing ovation from the packed house” (Broadway World, NY), “Acoustic Guitarists Astonish!” (The Orion News, Chico CA), “absolutely one of the best, heartfelt, acoustic players today” (Grammy winning producer, Chuck Ebert), “a gifted acoustic fingerstyle player” (Dirty Linen Magazine), and “a rare 10+” (Spirit of Change Magazine).

“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