05.03.15Pop Up Performance of 2 Jazz Suites

Special Performances of Mary Lou Williams's "Zodiac Suite" & Bill Barron's "Modern Windows Suite"

Featuring - Daniel T. Peterson, reeds; David Sanders, guitar.; Matt Scarano, drums; Behn Gillece, vibes; Larry Toft, trombone and Sandy Eldred, bass.

Special Guest on "Modern Windows Suite" Bart Miltenberger

TO ATTEND: Email me at this website. danieltpeterson@danieltpetersonmusic.com
You will receive a return email, confirming you and any guests attendance with the private location (in the South Philly area).

I would love for you to join us.
This is going to be a pop up show on Sunday, May 3rd.
Doors open from 3:30 - 4pm ONLY - live recording will be in progress @ 4pm. Venue will have only enough room for 30 guests.

For the past three years I have been researching the history of jazz suites for my thesis at Rutgers-Newark's Jazz History & Research Program. Under the guidance of Dr. Lewis Porter and Dr. Henry Martin I have generated an enormous discography and writings about jazz long form compositions. To gain insight on a few of my favorite suites: Mary Lou Williams's "Zodiac Suite" & Bill Barron's "Modern Windows Suite" I decided to do an independent study where I created arrangements for my group Truth & Consequence and perform them.

12.21.14Philadelphia Music Makers

I'm being featured over the airways on December 21st, at 6pm, 90.1 FM or listen live at www.wrti.org. WRTI is featuring many wonderful musicians in one hour specials mixing live recordings made in their studio and biographical interviews, for a series called Philadelphia Music Makers. I perform with Mike Frank on Wurlitzer, David Sanders on guitar, Sandy Eldred on bass and Matt Scarano on drums. Hope you can listen!

04.21.13Debut of "The Lore & Lineage Suite"

Please join me, Odean Pope, Bobby Zankel, John Swana, Tom Lawton, Behn Gillece, Wayne Smith jr., Mark Pryzbylowski, Mike Lorenz and Edgard Zayas as Truth & Consequence performs the debut of "The Lore & Lineage Suite". This new work was awarded a Subito Grant from The American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter and will debut at The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & the Performing Arts, 738 South Broad st., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147. The concert will be a Free Fundraiser for the Clef Club, donations welcome and commence at 6pm with talents of the Clef Club Senior Ensemble.

04.20.13In the Metro

10.24.12Jazz Matinee & Masterclass Series

In Spring 2012, I was awarded a Community Partners Grant from the American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts to provide 3 "Jazz Matinee & Masterclasses". These FREE workshops will feature 4 guests: Odean Pope, John Swana, Tom Lawton & Bobby Zankel performing and being interviewed by local DJs: J. Michael Harrison, Zivit Schlank & Dan Buskirk about Jazz music using borrowed song forms for new compositions. Each workshop will feature a discussion topic: The Blues, AABA Song form and Riff or Pattern based songs as a theme These song forms were used in compositions for "The Lore & Lineage Suite" (debut performance April, 2013) which will also feature the guests as soloists in the suite.


Each Spring, the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, for the last 4 years, has invited a composer to work with us, culminating in a concert of the music created. This Spring the inspiring Muhal Richard Abrams has created "Soundpath" which will be performed at Montgomery County Community College on April 28th, 2012, 8pm.
Here are links to MCCC's Lively Arts Series, Muhal's site, Bobby's website which includes interesting info and interviews about the concert and Muhal and my own site hope to see you!





Hello Friends,
I took a short hiatus for the holiday season, had no major events to report and enjoyed some nice off time. However, in February a few important things are happening.
Primarily, 2 events at Tritone are occurring before it closes and changes hands.

This Thursday, February 2nd, after a DECADE of monthly concerts Bobby Zankel's Warriors of The Wonderful Sound will complete its residency (& play tribute to the great Sam Rivers). We will of course continue (in April, w/ Muhal Richard Abrams!! @ MCCC) but for me this is a wistful end to a rare & long running residency.

Wed, Feb. 15th & 16th will be a 2 night avant garde blow out filling up the last Avant Ascension & Puzzlebox performances. Over the 2 nights- Truth Nektar a hybrid of Larry Toft & my respective bands, Interplay (Elliott Levin), Puzzlebox, Shot X Shot, Tim Motzer, Upholstery, Bobby Zankel (small group) and others. We hope you can join us for these celebrations.

www.tritonebar.com , 1508 South st, $

Also Feb. 21st, my student sax 4tet will have an open studio concert, 6:15, @ the West Philadelphia Settlement branch, FREE & Awesome
& on another teaching note,
we are launching a Thursday Jazz Program at the MLC branch of Settlement starting on Feb. 23rd (w/ auditions & workshops leading up to the class on the previous 2 Thursdays)


A little history- a little over a decade ago, in collaboration w/ Marc Christman of Ars Nova Workshop, Tritone was chosen for the second year of the Collective Voices Festival. We had an excellent event featuring Odean, Bobby, Jamaaladean, Jemeel Moondoc, Billy Harper, Jaleel Shaw - the 1st Warriors Concert. Afterwards many of the bands picked up monthly shows and for some reason my phone number was listed in the paper- people would call me and I would actually know what was happening there, so for a few months I was the Tritone information hotline. Over time, and currently if you order from Dave, you could order a "Dan Peterson" a pint sized Gin & Tonic w/ no straw! All in all I estimate I've performed there 250+ times and watched many a wonderful concert, I have great recollections of James Blood Ulmer, opening for Dave Douglas's Witness, Sax Choir & Aerial Photograph concerts and plenty of memories from Avant Ascension. Tritone was a place that gave the non-traditional a venue, and we need another one to fill the space it leaves behind!

12.09.11Video from October's PSALM concert

In the middle of a October snow storm with 1 fantastic guest, a pretty good set though, featuring Alex Maio, Behn Gillece, Mike Lorenz & Mark Pryzbelowski.
Check out www.psalmsalon.com for many more wonderful events.

09.13.11September Events

After a Summer off some nice concerts and educational programs are in store!

Wednesday, September 21st, 1508 South st, $5, 9:30pm
@ Tritone for Avant Ascension - www.facebook.com/avant.ascension
I will be performing with a special bass-less trio (sort of inspired by Tiny Bell trio instrumentation) version of Truth & Consequence featuring Gabe Globus-Hoenich and Mike Lorenz. Also performing is Doug Pokorny's combo and we will end with the open jam session.

Sunday, September 25th, Mario Lanza Park, (between 2nd & 3rd, Catharine & Queen, great for dogs!)7pm, FREE
Truth & Consequence Sextet, at one of my favorite neighborhood parks!

follow me to Kung-Fu Necktie in Fishtown for an Agent Moosehead performance at 9:30, $

Also if you have been following the emails, I have started the first Jazz Program at the oldest music school (Settlement Music School) in the country last Spring, we ran a great camp this Summer and in October are launching the first year-long incarnation. Recommend your favorite music student to try out for an audition and get involved! This is at the West Philadelphia branch (don't worry, I'm trying to assimilate the rest of the 6 branches as well). Its a lot of fun, great kids and we welcome beginners!
www.smsmusic.org for info or (215)320-2640

Coming soon a Special PSALM concert on October 29th

As Always, Best Wishes, Daniel

07.25.11Special August Show, Zankel Plays T & C

After the completion of my year long, Grant funded, Metamorphosis project a little July break was needed. Getting back to work in August I have a very special project planned for August 4th, featuring the PEW fellow & incredible alto saxophonist Bobby Zankel. He is the bandleader of the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, an acclaimed band I have been performing with for a decade.

We have performed with Warriors every first Thursday at Tritone since 2002, and this months will feature a Warriors sideman spotlight with Bobby performing our music with us. Should be an excellent change of pace, that I'm excited to present .

Additionally, and also at Tritone, the 3rd Wednesday of every month, August 16th is a night, Avant Ascension, which larry Toft and I curate, it always features 2 excellent groups and a free-form jam session at the end.

August 4th, Truth & Consequence Septet, featuring Bobby Zankel
Tritone, 1508 South st., 9:30, $7
with Elliott Levin, Gabe Globus-Hoenich, Mark Pryzbelowski, Larry Toft, Scott Macdonald & Mike Lorenz



Sorry a little late, remiss after the year of grant funded concerts, but a couple of things happening in June.

June 5th w/ Agent Moosehead @ The M-room, 15 W. Girard, http://mroomphilly.com/, $5

June 10th @ the Rotunda, www.therotunda.org, 40th & Walnut, FREE w/ Keith Distefano's Puzzlebox, Truth & Consequence Sextet

June 15th @ Tritone, Avant Ascension, www.facebook.com/avant.ascension

June 24th @ Cian Frani Park, 8th & Fitzwater st, FREE, Truth & Consequence Octet, 7-10pm

June 25th @ Penn's Landing w/ Odean Pope's Saxophone Choir

05.01.11May, Metamorphosis Finale!

Dear Friends,
Friday, May 6th, 8pm at Little Bar, 736 South 8th st, 8th & Fitzwater, $
Truth & Consequence will perform our final concert celebration of our, year long, Metamorphosis Concert Series.
At 8pm the Tal Shtuhl trio will perform, at 9:30 Truth & Consequence will play 2 sets of material culled from the entire concert series and my 3 CDs.
Performing are Behn Gillece, June Bender, Mike Lorenz, Bart Miltenberger, Dave Champion, Jordan Berger and Gabe Globus-Hoenich.
I can think of no better way to attend then at a beautiful, performance space aspiring to become a home for original music. Little Bar recently opened and has excellent concerts booked on Fridays the entire month of May.

Last year I received a Subito Grant from The American Composers Forum,
It assisted in putting forth a year long concerts series, of monthly events, for my group Truth & Consequence. Over the last year, Truth & Consequence has performed from small group to octet sized, performing 20 new compositions, created a live CD "October" performed with a live audience at Buckeye Recording Studios in South Philadelphia, appeared in audience friendly events in Cian Frani Park, Lucky Old Souls and The Rotunda, as well as my first appearance as a leader at Chris's Jazz Cafe and the developing of a group that has grown in its versatility and has developed a sound.
"Peterson will summon a wealth of textural subtlety, rhythmic juice, bluesy bite and formal adventurism"PW, D.Adler
A special thanks goes at to the many musicians who have been involved, the many generous contributors and audience members who have attended and made the events successful and The American Composers Forum for being an incredible facilitator.

Additional a new web site has been created.
To keep everyone informed about our future events, of which some very exciting things are on the horizon.
Hope to see you soon, Daniel


In March, I have a heck of line up of extremely exciting concerts and some equally important things looming in April!
I hope to see you out at some of the events and for anybody who hasn't gotten a copy of the new disc "October", please come get one at the show or email an address so I can mail it you - very limited supply of these!

March 3rd, w/ Bobby Zankel & The Warriors of The Wonderful Sound, 9pm,
Tritone, 1508 South st., $7

March 11th, WRTI, promo for the concert on the 12th on "The Bridge" w/ J. Michael Harrison and my Student Sax Quartet
March 12th, Truth & Consequence, Waveform Razorback & Settlement Sax Quartet, 8pm,
The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut st. FREE/ALL AGES Show!
The SSQ features my advanced students Yesseh Furaha-Ali, Jeremy Garcia & Zach Winger (myself on Baritone) they are all high school aged and really killing it! Waveform Razorback features John Swana & Matt Mitchell, led by Doug Hirlinger and Truth & Consequence features Wayne Smith Jr., Behn Gillece, June Bender, Dave Champion, Scott Macdonald, Mike Lorenz, Matt Stein & myself

March 16th, w/ Bobby Zankel's W.O.W.S. featuring Rudresh Mahanthapah, 8pm,
The Iridium, 1650 Broadway, NY,NY,$$$
We will perform Rudresh's piece "Dasha" reprising last years concert at Montgomery County Community College, Yes this is the first time I will perform on Broadway!

-also, I won't be there but Avant Ascension will be on the same night @ Tritone, featuring Augmented Fourthtet & Gregg Mervine

March 18th, I will be performing w/ Agent Moosehead i@ the Northstar bar

March 25th-27th, w/ Odean Pope's Saxophone Choir featuring James Carter, The Blue Note,
131 West 3rd st., NY, NY, $$$
Playing another first, at The Blue Note! With one of my greatest inspirations, Odean and the opportunity to play w/ James and the rest of the choir is really unbelievable.

Lastly, March 30th, Augmented Fourthtet, Fire Museum Presents, 7:30-10:30,
Vwvoffa Gallery, 2311 Frankford Ave, $5
Augmented Fourthtet features Herb Robertson, Dave Kazcorowski, myself & Adrian Valosin we will be playing with Broadcloth Trio & Blacksberg/Masri duo.

Best Wishes, Daniel


Thursday, Feb. 3rd, 7:00-8:30, Presser Hall, 416 Queen st., Settlement Music School
Bender, Lorenz, Toft, Stein, Smith jr, Macdonald & Gillece
FREE, Please buy a CD!
Sponsors pick up your pre-purchased copy!
www.smsmusic.org for directions

01.27.11CD Release to be rescheduled!

Settlement Music School is CLOSED for snow, concert will be rescheduled, I will keep posting info as it is confirmed, new date & time TBA

01.26.11Nice preview of the CD Release this Thursday!

Daniel Peterson’s Truth & Consequence Octet Saxophonist/multireedist Daniel Peterson, a 2004 Temple graduate, co-curates the monthly Avant Ascension series at Tritone, and he’s honed his voice in a number of the city’s finer ensembles: Bobby Zankel’s Warriors, Odean Pope’s Saxophone Choir and more. His own recordings include the evocative suite Five Simple Worlds … And Ways of Getting There and now the audience-funded October, a live-in-studio document featuring his Truth & Consequence Octet. Heralding the new release this week, Peterson will summon a wealth of textural subtlety, rhythmic juice, bluesy bite and formal adventurism with vibraphonist Behn Gillece, violinist June Bender, trombonist Larry Toft, guitarist Mike Lorenz, bassist Matt Stein and drummer Wayne Smith. -David R. Adler

01.25.11Listen to new CD on Lucky Old Souls

I will be debuting some cuts from the new CD "October" on G-town radio today at 2pm
The CD Release is Thursday, January 27th, 7:15-8:30pm at 416 Queen st, Presser hall, Settlement Music School.
Featuring Gillece, Lorenz, Toft, Bender, Smith jr., Stein & Macdonald!

11.04.10Nice Concert Reviews with Augmented 4tet

Follow the link to the musiqology blog!

11.01.10November Concerts

I wanted to thank everyone again for making my birthday shows & recordings possible and meaningful. I had a really great time and we got some great music captured, a fun series of events that I will update you as I get closer to finishing the CD of the weekend.
November is really in two bursts for me.

Tomorrow night, Tuesday the 2nd @ Chris's Jazz Cafe, 7pm, $$
Augmented Fourthtet returns with special guests Herb Robertson & Matt Mitchell (making this a 5tet if your counting)
Dave, Adrian & I have been relatively quiet for the last few months tomorrow we will not be.

Thursday night, November 4th @ Tritone, 10pm, 1508 South st, $
Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound

and on Wednesday, November 17th a double bill (at 2 locations)
@ the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut st., 8pm, Free
I'm working with composer Justin Berger on his diaspora project with a large group playing a wide mix of music influenced by different cultures like tangos and such.

@ Tritone, 9:30pm, Avant Ascension, $
will feature Larry Toft & my groups in a celebration of the AA Curators projects
his group Life Nektar and a special Truth & Consequence Quartet featuring bass, percussion, trombone and reeds will perform the next new music in my Metamorphosis series.

Hope to see you before the holidays, best Daniel

09.29.10October Concert Funded by ACF & Kickstarter

We will celebrate October 16th @ 6pm & 8pm and the 17th @ 11am & 1pm, all at the Buckeye studio in South Philadelphia (note- address will be distributed only to attending guests).
The Octet will perform all of the new music we have been performing for the last 6 months and the audience will receive a finished CD of the work listing them as co-producers. Additionally through Kickstarter we have awarded 20 music students and parents tickets to the shows.
Come Celebrate With US! by contacting me at dpsola@verizon.net

09.07.10September Happenings

Hi, I hope you are all squeezing out your last bits of Summer.Please, check out the Kickstarter for my October concerts. The Kickstarter is a webpage, which acts like a PBS fundraiser for your specific project, I have set a goal of $1000 (of which a quarter has been pledged, thanks guys!) in pledges by September 25th. The only downside is if my goal is not reached, none of those pledges will be received. My project is a great, grassroots concert involving a live concert recording, a unique opportunity to check a recording studio out and a chance to sponsor some bright, young music students. Here is the link! Best Wishes, Daniel


Other big news, is Truth & Consequence will be performing at Chris's Jazz Cafe, September 23rd, 7-10pm $$This will be my FIRST, performance as a leader here! Also all the new octet music will be performed for the first time.http://www.chrisjazzcafe.com/

After that concert, also on Sept. 23rd, I will be making a B-line, for a B-Movie, up to the World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut st., 11pm, $$to perform Agent Moosehead's soundtrack to "Attack of the Giant Leeches"http://www.worldcafelive.com/

Also, tomorrow, September 2nd, We will be celebrating 9 years of Bobby Zankel & The Warriors of The Wonderful Sound @ Tritone, 1508 South st, 9:30pmwww.tritonebar.comThe band started all those years ago during my second year of presenting The Collective Voices Festival, I had asked Bobby if there were any projects that would be different than what he was doing with his trio and he apparently only needed to be asked, because we have played first Thursday @ Tritone for 9 years! The great thing is how it keeps growing, new music, performances with Dave Liebman, Odean Pope, Marty Erhlich & Rudresh Mahanthapah. Next year we grow further welcoming Steve Coleman, and I promise BZ has even bigger dreams to fulfill beyond that.

A busy month, additionally my teaching schedule starts up with a couple of new wrinkles, a Friday Improv/Ensemble for older students @ Queen st. and a Sax Quartet and young persons jazz ensemble in West Philly. If you have any students who would like those classes they are very reasonable at Settlement, let me know!

08.12.10Support My Music with Kickstarter for October Live Recording

To attend and fund my October Live Recording please visit this Kickstarter site and donate to support my music, attend October's live recording or sponsor someone else. All donators will receive copies of the new music.

08.03.10August-Quartet @ Moonstone & Aug 4tet w/ trumpet legend Robertson

Salutations, I have a busy first half of August, then getting away for a week & then back to the grind.
The composing has been fruitful, the next few sections of Metamorphosis are booked and exciting, 6 new songs, debuting @ Moonstone this month with the quartet featuring Behn Gillece, then my first performance as a leader at Chris's with the Octet on September 23rd & we will celebrate the first 6 months of the concert series with a special concert October 16th & 17th with 4 recorded, studio sets at The Buckeye, open to the audience!
Actually this will be a donation concert only, we will record over my B-day weekend, you the audience will become the producers (by attending or donating to the concert) of a CD and will get to watch it be created! Please contact me early to get your space at a set.
Also check the new website out

As for the Calendar
Thursday, August 5th w/ Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, Celebrating our 9th year!!! @ Tritone, 1508 South st., 10pm, $5

Wednesday, August 11th, Puzzlebox & Augmented Fourtet featuring legendary trumpet player, Herb Robertson, (A sequel to our Aug. 1st ,Chris's performance)
Playing with Herb was a unique and wonderful experience I am looking forward to the reprise!
Something about Herb, for those who don't know!

ps I will be doing a late night WRTI interview w/ Zivit on Wednesday too!

Friday, August 13th, Truth & Consequence Quartet & Classical Revolution, Moonstone Arts center, 110 S. 13th st., 9pm, $10

Wednesday, August 18th, Avant Ascension featuring, Toshi Makihara, Todd Margasak, Tim Conley and others, Tritone, 1508 South st., 9pm, $5

07.24.10Special October Concert!

Hi, the ongoing Metamorphosis Concert Series is continuing at Moonstone Arts center in August & my first appearance as a leader at Chris's Jazz Cafe in September! But October will be the midway point of our concert year and a celebration is in order, so I've decided on a unique combination of reasons to party and hope you can come. On October 16th & 17th we will celebrate the midway point of the concert series (and my 37th B-day!) by doing 4 sets of recorded live performances at my friend Pete's Buckeye Recording Studio, these events will have a live audience and their attendance and donation will produce a limited edition live CD of the event and all the material Truth & Consequence has presented in the concert series so far. Attendance will be very limited for each event (about 30 guests), it will create a true Artist/Audience Cooperative and be a very important gift to me. For at least a $15 donation you will receive admittance and a CD. Hope everyone can come and support! Please contact me for more details directly.

07.06.10Metamorphosis Concert Series Receives Subito Grant

Truth & Consequence has been awarded a Subito Grant, which will be used to create special events within a year long, monthly concert series. Each quarter we will be presenting & performing new works, first as a quartet followed by 2 octet performances, the venues will be varied and chosen to create maximum audience accessibility. Through this process we expect a very public transformation to occur with the band growing and developing a larger repertoire and deeper group cohesion. Please attend!