Pete Malinverni

Pete Malinverni was born April 16 1957 in Niagara Falls, New York. He began Conservatory training in his hometown at the age of seven, and continued his studies at the Crane School of Music in upstate New York where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. It was there that he began his serious involvement with jazz, leading a big band as well as performing with various small groups throughout northern New York and Canada.

While his background is in European classical music and his jazz playing has been influenced by such greats as Bud Powell, Ahmad Jamal and Bill Evans, Pete Maliverni has evolved his own distinctive style. There is a swinging drive to much of his work as well as a lyrical side, and his compositions, which are being performed by many jazz musicians, reflect these characteristics. He has worked with Mel Lewis, Don Menza, Tom Harrell, Ed Thigpen, Lew Soloff, Ralph LaLama and others and has toured Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Japan as well as the United States and Canada.

Now that he has begun a recording career pianist Pete Malinverni can reach a larger audience as an important voice in jazz.

Recommended recordings:"The Spirit"Saranac SR-1001
"This Time"Reservoir RSR CD 147