Peter is a Bay Area native who started studying drums with Mike Curotto (Gelb Music) back in the 70's. Under Mike's direction Peter learned several styles of playing including rock, funk, blues, Jazz and latin. In his teens, he traveled with an award winning high school jazz ensemble to Switzerland for a turn on the main stage at Montreux. Later on (20's) he played throughout Europe, US and Canada (and once on a flatbed truck in Nicaragua), before settling into a career communications. Peter has played with a variety of groups around the bay area including the Legacy Jazz Orchestra, Califuegos, Cypress Jazz Trio, The Halfmoon Band, and, more recently, The Carmen Ratti Band (feat. Jill Dineen).