With over 30 yrs. of professional performance experience, Peter Hostage will provide the perfect musical backdrop to your special occasion or event. Songs from the “Great American Songbook:” including pieces by the great composers such as Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Gershwin, Ellington and others make up the huge repertoire that Peter draws from. Styles include standards, swing, jazz, blues, bossa nova, and even rock.
Mr. Hostage has performed in many of the major hotels and event venues throughout New England, and is also available for functions in private homes. No piano at your venue? No problem, Peter will bring his professional level keyboard, no extra charge!
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Peter Hostage available as solo jazz pianist, jazz trio, 5 piece Swing & Soul band, 9 piece swing orchestra. See my website for more details.
Peter Hostage plays the "American Songbook;" standards, jazz, swing, blues, bossa nova and more. Peter has been performing throughout New England for over 30 years, as a solo pianist, with his jazz trio, his 5 piece Swing & Soul band and his 9 piece "little big band," The Peter Hostage Situation. Peter is a full time musician, making his living from performing and teaching private lessons at his home studio in Londonderry, NH.
He has recorded 4 jazz and jazz/blues CDs: "Do That" (1999) with the Peter Hostage Trio; "Swinging the Blues (2004), with the Peter Hostage Situation; "American Standard Blue"(2008) with his trio and 5 piece band; and "The Wayback Machine" (2012), which is a collection of songs from the birth of jazz & blues.
Peter learned jazz piano at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, which he attended from 1978 to 1982. He is also a part-time piano tuner, and tunes for local concert venues including Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH and the Palace Theater in Manchester, NH.
Peter's influences range from the Beatles, BB King, Ray Charles, Dr. John, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and on and on...
Past Booked Events
|November 07, 2015||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|Peter Hostage||piano, vocals|
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