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Saxophonist Peter Carroll

Here you will find some demo soundtracks and YouTube clips.

Newsflash: 01/29/12: Berklee audition videos are complete and uploaded to YouTube:

Do You Know What It Means
Scrapple from the Apple
Take 5

Newsflash: 01/15/12: Peter is working on Audtion material for a scholarship to Berklee's Five-Week Summer Program. Here's the first cut of three tunes. Retakes planned for next week with video. Will be posted to YouTube before Feb 1. The three tunes are:
Scrapple from the Apple
Take 5
Do You Know What It Means (to miss New Orleans)

Newsflash:08/05/11: Peter Carroll is playing tonight with the Sepulveda Jazz Project at "It's a Grind Coffee House in Long Beach", 4245 Atlantic Ave. See

Newsflash: 01/08/11: Peter Carroll plays with the Sepulveda Jazz Project at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, CA.
Youtube Clip:

Newsflash: 09/21/10: Gig at Yamashiro's on 09/22/10 has been canceled.

Newsflash: 09/19/10: The Peter Carroll Trio will be playing at a fundraiser at Yamashiro's restaurant in the Hollywood Hills this Wednesday 9/22/10 from 7-9 pm. This fundraiser is for Operation Frontline that teaches families how to make healthy, tasty meals on a budget. Here's the link to Blogger Prom 2010.

Newsflash: 05/11/10: Peter recorded "Georgia on My Mind" with Kay Das on steel guitar and Michael Carroll on classical guitar. MP3.

Newsflash: 05/08/10: Peter just won his second jazz band competition of the year. He performed his "Velvet Rain" solo at the Riverside Community College Jazz Festival on May 8, 2010 and won Most Outstanding Musician award in the middle school category. Link: RCC Jazz FestivalYouTube clips coming soon!

Newsflash: 03/05/10: Peter played a solo on “Velvet Rain” with the Upland Junior High Band at the Western States Jazz Band Competition and was awarded a $2500 scholarship to the prestigious Idyllwild Arts Academy. An excerpt from one of his solos can be seen here:

Here's the full solo before the judges on 3/5/10:

Here's a short clip for the opening to "Granada Smoothie":

Newsflash: 12/01/09: Peter is now part of a jazz trio featuring Douglas Freyre on stand up bass and Michael Carroll on guitar.

Newsflash: 10/09/09: Peter made his 'debut' with Danny Pelfrey at Vitello's in Studio City, CA. He played a soprano sax solo on "Sister Kate" that was well received.

Newsflash 9/12/09: The article about Peter just appeared in the Long Beach Press Telegram. Here's the link.

Newsflash 9/3/09: Peter and Michael met reporter John Canalis of the Long Beach Press-Telegram for an interview at Michael's Ristorante in Naples, Long Beach, CA. Freelance photographer Carlos Delgado took a number shots for the upcoming article on Peter in the Long Beach Press-Telegram. We'll post links here as soon as we get them. We expect the article to appear sometime next week. John had come to the restaurant (Michaels Ristorante at Naples) a few weeks back and heard Peter play.

Newsflash 8/15/09: Peter was thrilled to meet Grammy award winner Danny Pelfrey last night at Vitello's Restaurant in Studio City, CA. Mr. Pelfrey was playing saxophone in a band and spent some time talking to Peter about a career in music. Peter is looking forward to getting together with Danny sometime and jamming.

Newsflash 8/08/09: Peter and his father are now engaged weekly at the Michaels Ristorante at Naples on 2nd street in Long Beach, CA. They play every Wednesday from 6 to 9 pm on the rooftop restaurant / lounge.

Newsflash 8/08/09: Peter recently attended his second Jazz Youth Camp conducted by the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society. There is also a YouTube site. This year Peter attended as a guitarist and improved his guitar playing skills while studying under Fast Eddie Erikson.

Newsflash: 5/5/09: Peter and his father Michael just returned from a fabulous weekend in Tucson, where they performed at the Tucson Folk Festival. What a great venue and what a tremendous number of great musicians! Peter also took advantage of the opportunity to participate in an Irish fiddling workshop.

Recordings of Peter as a 13-year old

Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle Bell Rock.

Lullaby of Birdland

The well-known piece by George Shearing.

Take Five

Paul Desmond / Dave Brubeck signautre piece.

Someday You'll Be Sorry

A jazz standard that Peter learned at jazz camp in the summer of '07.

Story Weather

Harold Arlen's "Stormy Weather".

Begin the Beguine

Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine". The long note at the end is something Peter wanted to do for Brian who is (as of 11/28/09) in the hospital awaiting a liver transplant.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman.

Recordings of Peter as a 12-year old

Besame Mucho

Peter plays the main melody and improvises here and there, while Michael plays rhythm guitar.

All of Me / Five Foot Two Medley

These two tunes that have very similar chord progressions. So we put them together as a medley of sorts.

The Carroll Blues

This is a simple 12-bar blues written by Peter's father, Michael Carroll. Peter first learned how to improvise with 12-bar blues such as this.

Jingle Bells

A jazzy version of Jingle Bells arranged by Peter.

Frosty the Snowman

A slightly jazzy version of Frosty the Snowman.

Busking in Claremont, CA

Newsflash 3/21/09: Peter was accepted to perform at the 2009 Tucson Folk Festival to be held in Tucson, AZ, on the 3rd and 4th of May. His performance will be on Sunday, at 1700 on the Courtyard Stage. Congratulations, Peter!

Newsflash 3/14/09: Peter was featured in the 3/14/09 issue of the Claremont Courier.

Peter began music lessons at age eight, starting with guitar at Mitch's Music School in Upland. He learned to read music and began studying harmony theory. At age ten he began learning to play alto saxophone at school under the direction of Dr. Stephen Rudd. His knowledge of chord theory helped him learn how to improvise around the chord progression. He performed with the Upland Elementary Jazz all stars as a sixth grader under William Huff of Polyhedra. He also studies violin with Chris Peck of Upland and plays the mandolin occasionally. In the summer of 2008 he attended the Youth Jazz Camp held by the Sacramento Traditional Jazz society.
Peter is currently performing in various locations around Southern California. If you are interested in hiring him as musical entertainment for a private party, please contact Michael L. Carroll via email at mcarroll_91786@yahoo.com.

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