Jack Petersen

unt-jazz-guitarist-jack-petersen-flickr-photo2Long-time Benedetto Player and friend, Jack Petersen is a guitarist, pianist, composer, arranger, music publisher, music clinician, and renowned pioneer in jazz education who revolutionized guitar education. He was a faculty member at Berklee (where he created the Guitar Dept.), University of North Texas, and the University of North Florida. He has directly influenced or taught many of today’s greatest jazz players and academicians, including more than a few of the players on the Benedetto roster.

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Jack Petersen with his 1992 Fratello Model

UNT Jazz Guitarist Jack Petersen with his Benedetto Fratello model/ UNT flickr image Nov 2012Jack Petersen is a jazz guitarist, pianist, composer and renowned pioneer in jazz education who revolutionized guitar education. He was a pedagogical architect for jazz guitar and jazz improvisation at three institutions of higher learning: he was the first full-time jazz guitar teacher at the Berklee College of Music; he was an influential jazz guitar artist in residence at the University of North Texas College of Music; and he helped build a jazz guitar program at the University of North Florida. From the UTDallas.edu website

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DSC_4740-EditDSC_4775-EditDSC_5259-EditdDSC_4749-EditBenedetto Player Jack Petersen with Fratello model circa 1992Jack Petersen 1992 Benedetto Fratello - Laura Riggs photoJack Petersen and wifeJack Petersen at club with greenery in backroundJack Petersen with Benedetto Fratello 80th birthday Prescott AZ -Laura Riggs photo

Jack Petersen conductor of NTUS jazz guitar ensemble fall 1981 -Bob Keefe photoJack Petersen from his fb page 2Jack Petersen on piano 2014Jack Petersen on piano 2013 closeupJack Petersen on piano Nov 2013 with glass of wine (Miner perhaps)Jack Petersen performs in Prescott AZ 2013 at his 80th bday Laura Riggs photoJack Petersen plays Fratello laura riggs fb photo 2013