is a dynamic presence, on stage, in the studio or in the classroom. His work as a Jazz pianist, composer and educator, fueled by immense and cultivated talent, and animated by his naturally passionate disposition, has been heralded by many, including Karl Stark in the Philadelphia Enquirer, who said, "Pete Malinverni is one wild cat - his playing can be dark, gritty and oddly rapturous...he digs into the piano and emerges with exotic treasure." And Jim Macnie, in the Village Voice, called him, "audacious and exquisite".
During the school year of 2018-19, Purchase Jazz Studies is celebrating exciting 25 years on the scene! We'll be highlighting our dynamic faculty, inspiring students and ground-breaking alums at every opportunity - so, stay tuned!