Peter Epstein began his career in 1984 in Portland, Oregon. After receiving a bachelor of fine arts degree from CalArts in 1992, he moved to Brooklyn, New York and has since appeared on more than 50 recordings and toured in 20-plus countries with artists including Brad Shepik, Ralph Alessi, Bobby Previte, James Carney, Joao Paulo, Jim Black, Scott Colley and others. Epstein has recorded seven critically acclaimed albums as a leader: Staring At the Sun (MA), The Invisible (MA), Solus (MA), Old School (MA), Lingua Franca (Songlines), Abstract Realism (Origin) and his latest, Polarities (Songlines, 2014).
He received his master of music degree in saxophone performance from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2004. Currently, Epstein is at the University of Nevada, Reno where he is the associate professor of jazz saxophone. He is a member of the jazz studies faculty ensemble, The Manzanita Quintet and has appeared with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Reno Chamber Orchestra and Reno Jazz Orchestra.
Honors include the 2013 Nevada Regents' Award for Creative Activities and a 2014 Nevada Arts Council Artist Fellowship. (Read More about Peter.)