Pete has been freelancing in the Twin Cities for the past 14 years. He has backed acts such as Cab Calloway and Harry Connick Jr., and has played in the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. In 1995, his group, Departure Point, was voted best local jazz combo by Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine. In the late ’80s, he toured throughout the United States, Japan, Brazil and Iceland with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and then returned to the Twin Cities, where he continues to perform, teach and compose. He is also faculty member at McNally Smith College of Music.