Guitarist and composer Peter Tascio has always been conscious of the dichotomies within music and, rather than distill them, he relishes the experience of it.  “I seek it all out.  Jazz, Rock, R&B, Pop…each genre is its own window showing a little peak into the vast, infinite possibility which is music.”

Peter remembers clearly when music made the transition into the forefront of his life.                                                                        “When music first grabbed me, it was through listening.  I would listen for hours and hours and just let it uplift my entire being and bring me to new places.  I imagined that if I could ever pass that feeling on to others then my life would have the highest meaning.”

Throughout his career Peter has performed in a plethora of settings, including Tutuma Social Club, Kenny’s Castaways, Club Groove, The Greenwich Village Bistro and at countless other locations.  His audiences have included Rachel Ray, Larry King, Carly Simon and Bill Clinton.  Peter has been hired by many noted companies including New York’s Best Musicians and Carnival Cruise Lines.  He has also logged significant hours playing music for children and has been a volunteer with Musicians On Call since 2005.

When asked about Peter noted drummer and educator Tony Moreno (Ben Monder, Jean-Michel Pilc, Bruce Arnold) had this to say:  “Peter is able to absorb very complex rhythmic, melodic and harmonic forms organically.  His humility, positive energy and heart define his musicianship and his playing speaks for itself.”

Peter Tascio performs regularly in New York City both as a sideman for various artists and as a leader with his band Sinner Man.  He holds a BFA in Music Performance from the City College of New York as well as an MM from NYU Steinhardt and is a recipient of the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship.  He has studied with such notable guitarists as Wayne Krantz, John Scofield and Kenny Wessel.