BIO


Peter Morgan from his latest smooth jazz CDPacific Audio Records recording artist Peter Morgan latest milestone brought the release of his fourth album, New Horizons. This comes just one year after the release of his first holiday album, "California Christmas" in December of 2012. "New Horizons" features twelve new original instrumentals delivered in Peter's signature coastal smooth jazz vibe spiced a dash of blues.

Morgan composes, engineers and produced all of his albums showcasing his skills on acoustic, classical and electric guitars, as well as harmonica, bass, keyboards, guitar synthesizer and percussion.

Vel Selvan  performed much of the sax parts on Morgan's first CD Looky Hear. His smooth and sexy saxophone style can be heard  "Mow Mow Mombo" on "Window to Paradise" and on SLO Simmer" on New Horizons". "Vel is a wonderful Saxophone player with a world of experience and list of credits most musicians could only dream of including The LA Express, Joni Mitchell, Marshall Tucker, Cold Blood and many more.  I am very lucky to be able to collaborate with so many wonderful players" says Peter.

Peter Morgan has performed alongside some of the biggest names in jazz including Fattburger, Michael McDonald, trumpeter Chris Botti and keyboardist Phillipe Saisse to name a few. Peter has performed numerous times at the Sacramento Jazz festival, the world's largest jazz festival.

Peter Morgan jazz musician at the pianoPeter has received national exposure as the music director for a number of public television specials including The Boston Computer Museum's Computer Bowl and The Software Publishers Associations 10th annual Excellence in Software Codie Awards. Both broadcast on PBS' Computer Chronicles. He also recently performed on a song that was used on the EB Network's hit show Hart of Dixie.

One of the things that makes Peter Morgan unique is the breadth of his professional experience above and beyond his artistry. Since graduating from Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo, where he studied music and earned a BS degree in Graphic Communications, Morgan has been a commercial photographer, graphic designer, and creative director for advertising agencies and in-house marketing departments. He spent 23 years in marketing communications at Intel Corporation, an international manufacturer of microcomputer components. He currently provides marketing consulting and agency services to clients in healthcare, tech and other industries. He has a long list of clients that include Intel, Ace Hardware and many others. Through it all, he has stayed active in music composing, recording and entertaining.

Peter Morgan receives Crystal award for Sacramento Zoo jinglePeter Morgan's IABC award for Sacramento Zoo jingleMorgan unites his passion for music with his marketing career to create original jingles, corporate motivational music, trade show sound tracks as well as film, multimedia and video scores. Peter Morgan Creative Services has been honored with awards for excellence in communications from both The Sacramento Ad Club and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).  Click here to hear a fun example of Peter's world-class commercial work with an MP3 file of his original Sacramento Zoo jingle.  Peter also just completed music for a TV commercial for the Folsom Tourism Bureau.

Even with a busy performance schedule Peter and the band find time to give back to the community performing and donating CDs for The March of Dimes, St. John's Home for homeless Women and Children, Muscular Dystrophy and a number of local schools.
 

In The Community
Over the years Peter and his group have been very active in the community often donating their time and talents to assist non-profit charity organizations such as:

  • St. John's Shelter for Homeless Women and Children (live concert)
  • March of Dimes (live concert)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (live concert)
  • Numerous Sacramento area schools (live concert and music awareness classroom time)
  • Numerous cancer fund raising events
  • International Special Olympics (live concert)
  • California Special Olympics (live concert)
  • The Sacramento Zoo (Created and produced an original award winning jingle)

Morgan has studied and performed many diverse music styles including ensemble, big band and contemporary jazz, as well as rock, country and even bluegrass. His instrumental influences include Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Jimmy Messina, David Lindley, Albert Lee and Norton Buffalo. Peter's compositions show influences of Mike Post, David Benoit, Spyro Gyra and The Rippingtons.

Click here to see a complete listing of Peter Morgan's instruments and gear
 

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