Peter Petty is a band leader that tests (and coins) the adage “There are no small rooms, just louder ones.” Truly the consummate entertainer, he will thrill as a duo with just a guitar or piano, or build up the band all the way to his 11 piece "Titans of Terpsichore!" full swing orchestra, equally engaging audiences from one to 10,000. Experienced, professional, and remarkably versatile, Peter Petty is eager to work with you to deliver exactly the program you desire for your event. He is charged with the singular mission of reinterpreting music that scintillates, syncopates, and even educates, swinging out with the frenetic elegance of a Tasmanian devil in a tuxedo, leading some of the finest stewards of traditional jazz around to piggyback on the colossal, still-reverberating shoulders of such giants of the genre as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Mildred Bailey, Cab Calloway and Joe Williams. Then he leaps over to stomp on, and ride the coat-tails of undisputable legends like Ray Charles, Bobby Darin, Louis Prima, Roy Orbison, Shirley Bassey, Tom Waits, and David Bowie (including nods to Justin Timberlake, and even Jay-Z on the way), singing every note of his 3 2/3 octave range with inexhaustible power and captivating control. Throwing out novelized lyrics, and even a few original tunes (not to mention a few costume changes, as well), it's an infectious, eclectic, electric-acoustic mash-up that not only connects the dots between seemingly disparate musical genres, and artists, but does so with an adventurous and hilarious theatricality that entertains the “swell” out of audiences of all ages. You have never seen a show quite like this, and chances are, you too will join in the repeated standing ovations that this fabulous and unique group is becoming accustomed to receiving. You quite simply cannot go wrong with Peter Petty. Ask for him by name!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
"Well what can I say about Peter Petty! He is so easy to work with, very reasonably priced and so amazingly entertaining. We hired Peter to play at my clients wedding and he rocked the house. He is full of energy and made the planning part so easy. He is very responsive and easy to get a hold of. He accommodated the brides song request and was flexible staying a little longer when the timing for the wedding got off track. I highly recommend Peter Petty and his band for any wedding, event or party. He is a classic entertainer."
Owner of Fearon May Events
"Experienced you ... last night...YOU are the ENTERTIANER OF THE YEAR!"
"Peter Petty ... brought the jazz era back to life for us! I felt physically transported to a 1930s speak-easy in Chicago, with Cab Calloway singing "Hi De Ho" over an audience eager to sing and dance along with him. This isn't a band for the weak of heart who want to sit, watch and golf-clap. This is a band of pure energy and talent, carrying the spirit of the greatest music ever made."
Director of Marketing
University Retirement Communities
"How are you not world Famous?!?"
Los Angeles, CA
"OMG!!!! Yeah. You Fekkin' Rock.... Holy Fekkin" Moly. I gotta see you guys live. Really Peter, Amazing Superb. I didn't know you had that range and stage presence really terrific. I'm a total fan. This made my day."
Tournesol Award winning Painter,
San Francisco, CA
"WOW!!! This is the word I sum it all with. The show was packed with swingn' music keeping the dancers going right up till the end. In between songs his comedy will keep you entertained. I recommend looking up where they will be next and treat yourself to a really good time."
Brandi Lee Baker
"Once again, ... I was treated to a seeming effortless mastery of music and song that refreshingly treated the borders between musical genres with the respect they deserve--none. Whether borrowing from the song books of the Sons of the Pioneers, Cab Calloway, or Bobby Darin, you make the song and the stage your own. You want music? You want entertainment? You want Peter Petty!"
Dr. Ron Mihordin
"Peter is exceptional in everything he gives an audience! The exuberance, versatility and originality is equally as impressive as his talent! What is so wonderful about Peter, is that his performances span the generations. Whether you're a senior citizen who recalls listening to the Rat Pack on the AM car radio, or you're a music lover in your 20s, Peter will give you a performance you won't soon forget! I can't wait to see his next performance!"
Debbie Brown Photography
"... one of the most excellent shows I've ever witnessed. The rich Art Deco repertoire,great arrangements, high caliber musicianship, and wild, free-swinging, focused energy - the essence of vintage jazz and entertainment."