Long-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.
Jack Petersen with his 1992 Fratello Model
Jack 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