Peter Saltzman

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Jazz - General | Chicago, Illinois, United States
Total Song Plays: 59   
Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Peter Saltzman is a rare quadruple musical threat—equally brilliant and innovative as songwriter, singer, pianist and producer. Like recent Grammy winner Nora Jones, he smoothly traverses the boundaries of jazz and pop in a way that makes both jazz and pop fans happy. But he also bridges the gap between old and new American pop styles, and the audiences that go along with them. His music is “ambitious, richly layered, [and] wonderfully accessible” (Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times)

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Mr. Saltzman’s songs incorporate both the older pre-rock American styles of Gershwin, Porter and Rodgers as well as the more recent styles of Sting, Stevie Wonder, etc. His lyrics draw on the urbane witticisms of writers like Lorenz Hart and Cole Porter and the darkly sardonic Bob Dylan. His cross-generational influences also extend to his singing and piano styles. One hears elements of Billie Holiday, Mel Torme and modern rock/R&B singers in his voice, and in his piano style everyt

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