Pete Pancrazi has studied and performed music for most of his life. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a bachelor of music degree in jazz performance. Being named by DownBeat magazine as “one to watch” and a guitar player “deserving greater attention” is no surprise to those who have heard him perform.
Pancrazi has been “one to watch” in the Phoenix area since taking up residence here in 1990. Through the years, he has cultivated a large and loyal following. Audiences enjoy his nimble guitar work and warm vocals in settings ranging from solo performances at venues in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area to the complexity of his quartet at the Desert Botanical Garden’s jazz series. He continues to delight audiences with a growing repertoire of original compositions, performed alongside straight-ahead and Latin jazz sounds. He has released four albums to date and looks forward to his next recording project.
He is truly a rising star on the Arizona jazz scene.
—Chuck Swan, President, Jazz in Arizona