Over the past twenty years, Tony Peebles has performed in many different genres with such artists as Fred Wesley (James Brown), The Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Karl Denson, Don Carlos, Lenny Williams (Tower of Power), Wil Blades, The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy, Kenny Washington, John Lee Hooker Jr., Karl Perazzo (Santana), Katchafire and Doc Severinsen to name just a few. Tony has toured Europe, Africa, North and South America with reggae legend Don Carlos, and throughout Europe, Australia and the Pacific islands with New Zealand’s busy, international touring band, Katchafire. With these groups and others, Tony has played numerous major music venues and festivals worldwide, from Monterey to Montreux.
Tony maintains a very busy schedule in and around the SF Bay Area, performing with a wide variety of groups at the area’s best music venues: Yoshi’s, Black Cat, Mr. Tipples, Keys Jazz Bistro, The Independent, The Fillmore, Madrone Art Bar, The Boom Boom Room and Mama Kin, where he hosts a popular weekly jazz jam session.
He holds a BA in Music Theory from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master’s Degree in Jazz Saxophone Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In addition to his performing career, Tony has taught the popular Jazz: Style and History course at the University of Pennsylvania, three years as the Middle School Music Teacher at Park Day School in Oakland, a wide variety of music enrichment programs at the elementary and high school levels, as well as private saxophone and improvisation lessons for students of all ages. He currently teaches in the Roots, Jazz and American Music program at the prestigious San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
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Jazz, Jazz Fusion, R&B, Soul
New Works Fest 2024 features performances from Feb 16 to March 2 by some of the most exciting artists in jazz, blues, R&B, soul and electronic music in the SF Bay Area. The festival is an outgrowth of SJZ’s Jazz Aid Fund initiative, which provided crucial funds to 20 artists, each to produce a new work.
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