Dr. Peter Bellino || Youth Jazz Orchestra
Since relocating to the Capital Region, NY in 2005, trumpeter, composer and educator Dr. Peter Bellino has been in high demand as a performer in the classical, jazz and commercial idioms. He performs regularly with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and the Albany, Glens Falls, and Schenectady symphonies as well as many regional chamber ensembles including Albany Pro Musica, Empire Jazz Orchestra, New York Players Organization, and marquee artists Aretha Franklin, Dave Holland, Gap Mangione, ‘Doc’ Severinsen, Claudio Roditi, Lew Soloff, James Williams, Lee Konitz, and many others.
Peter has performed throughout much of the United States as well as Japan, Canada, and India. Additionally, he serves as faculty at Bard College, The College of Saint Rose and Union College. Peter holds performance degrees from the University of Miami, the University of Kentucky, Eastman School of Music, and Stony Brook University, where he had the
opportunity to study with trumpet legends Gilbert Johnson, Vince DiMartino, Barbara Butler, and Chris Gekker. His composition/arranging teachers have included Fred Sturm,
Bill Dobbins, Morgan Powell, Ronnie Miller, and Gary Lindsay.
When not at home pondering the life and music of Miles Davis or Sergei Prokofiev, you’ll probably find him running the trails of Thacher State Park, where he is most happy. He is a Bach Performing Artist.