Experienced in a wide range of musical settings and drawing from diverse influences, Peter Caruso is noted for his versatile and imaginative playing style. Since arriving in the Northwest he has performed in most of the area's great venues. He keeps a busy teaching schedule and is active with both the Seattle Classic Guitar Society and the Seattle Jazz Guitar Society in promoting community awareness and involvement.
"a musician's musician with a real sense of the music behind the notes" ~ Michael Biller
I've been honored to record or share the stage with some great musicians, including Bill Dobbins, Natalie Cole, Jiggs Whigham, Larry Schneider, Rufus Reed, Roger Williams, Buddy Catlett, Frank Lacy, Emerald City Mandolin Quartet, and members of the Seattle Symphony. I have also been a member of several theater company orchestras, including national productions of Evita and Man of La Mancha.
University of New Mexico
Theory/Composition with Scott Wilkinson, Guitar with Hector Garcia.
Arizona State University
Bachelor of Music - Performance Jazz Arranging and Improvisation with Chuck Marohnic, Guitar with Frank Koonce.
Eastman School of Music
Graduate Jazz Studies with Bill Dobbins and Ramon Ricker, Guitar with Gene Bertoncini.