By Litchfield Performing Arts, a not-for-profit educational charity.

Peter McEachern


Photo: Steven Sussman

Peter McEachern, a Connecticut native, has toured and recorded three CDs for Polygram with Blues legend Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown; has worked and recorded with minimalist composer Lamonte Young, and is featured on several important CDs: Insomnia with the Thomas Chapin Trio on Knitting Factory Works and Song for Septet with the Mario Pavone Septet on the New World Countercurrents label. Song for Septet was chosen one of the “Top Ten Jazz CDs of 1995” by The New York Times. He received a fellowship for music composition from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts in 2001. He is a member of The CT Composing Improvisers Project which includes Stephen Haynes, Mario Pavone, and 2010 Grammy winner David Darling. Currently he is the Chairman of the Music Department at Salisbury School, and director of the Quinnipiac University Jazz Ensemble, and is a busy freelance artist in the tri-state area. Peter has been a teaching artist at the Litchfield Jazz Camp since 1998.