Peter Furlan

Peter Furlan is an saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator whose striking originality is demonstrated on his Twinz Records release (www.twinzrecords.com) Peter Furlan – Spy Glass Hill. In addition to leading The Peter Furlan Project, his own trio, quintet and octet (Quark), he has performed and recorded with Terumasa Hino, Dizzy Gillespie, Thomas Chapin, Don Alias, Frank Foster, Brian Lynch, John Hart, Mike Richmond, Terry Silverlight, Cameron Brown, Vinnie Cutro, David Budway, Steven Bernstein, The Temptations, 10,000 Maniacs, Mahavishnu Project, The Four Tops and many others. Accordingly, the diversity of these musical experiences has served to inform Peter’s comprehensive and eclectic creative palette. A New York native currently living in Congers, N.Y., Furlan studied with Jackie McLean and Paul Jeffrey at Hartt Conservatory of Music & Rutgers University. In the 1990?s he studied composition with Jim McNeely and received his masters in jazz composition from New York University. He is currently affiliated with a variety of educational programs in New Jersey and New York. He is the founder, artistic director and conductor of the Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble (www.ryje.com) in Congers New York, an adjunct music professor at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey, the jazz ensemble director and ProTools instructor for Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, New Jersey and a private music teacher with 29 years experience