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Peter Brendler
March 31, 2014Advance copies of "Outside the Line" now available!The CD will be available worldwide on Apil 15th, 2014, but you can order an advance copy right here! Simply go to my discography page and click the "PayPal" option for "Outside the Line". Bargain price of $12 w/free US shipping!
March 9, 2014New CD, "Outside the Line" April 15th!

My new CD, "Outside the Line'" will be released on Positone records on April 15th.

The CD features Rich Perry on tenor, Peter Evans on trumpet and Vinnie Sperrazza on drums. It contains nine new original compostions plus three covers. We'll be

doing a CD release concert at Cornelia Street Cafe on April 15th, which also happens to be my birthday! Please stop by if you're free.

http://peterbrendler.com
August 1st, 2013Peter Brendler/John Abercrombie Duo -Steeplechase Records!

My duo album , "The Angle Below", with guitar legend John Abercrombie will be released later this week on Steeplechase Records. The album features 10 original compositions (7 of mine as well as 3 of John's) as well as the Gordon Jenkins standard "Goodbye". This has been a long time coming, and I'm thrilled that the CD is coming out. You can find links to purchase the CD here. It's also available on iTunes as well as any brick and mortar record shops that are still standing.

We'll be doing a CD release show at the "Carengie Room" in Nyack on Friday, September 27th.

Thanks for reading!

November 26, 2012Peter Brendler Quartet

I'm really looking forward to premiering a bunch of new music with my quartet this Tuesday, Noveber 27th at the Cornelia Street Cafe. Hope to see you there!

Bassist Peter Brendler grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. He began his musical studies on electric bass, but soon gravitated towards the upright bass. In addition to playing upright and electric bass, Peter also plays guitar and piano. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in 2001 from Berklee College of Music where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. While at Berklee, Peter was selected by the bass faculty to receive the John Neves Scholarship: a merit based scholarship awarded to an upright bassist who shows outstanding promise and commitment. During his time at Berklee, Peter performed extensively throughout the Boston area, and studied with such greats as Hal Crook, John Lockwood, and Bruno Raberg. After completing his studies in Boston, Peter relocated to New York.

Peter returned to school from 2002-2004 and earned his Masters in Music from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. While at the Manhattan School of Music, Peter studied with famed bassist, Jay Anderson, as well as other musical luminaries such as Dave Liebman, Garry Dial, and Phil Markowitz. Peter balanced his academic work with an increasingly demanding performing and recording schedule. In the twelve years that Peter has been in New York, he has made numerous sideman appearances on various recordings of all styles. He has also performed at several world famous venues in New York, and throughout the country including The Blue Note, Birdland, Zebulon, The Jazz Standard, Sweet Rhythm, The Kennedy Center and the 55 Bar. Peter has also perfromed throughout Europe and in Russia. He has performed and/or recorded with artists such as John Abercrombie, Rich Perry, Victor Lewis, Barry Altschul, Darren Barrett, Jeff Hirshfield, Frank Kimbrough and Jon Irabagon. Peter also maintains an active career performing and recording on electric bass, and is involved in several rock and fusion groups, such as "The Burr Johnson Trio" and the indie rock band, "Amateur Blonde". Peter's most recent recording is a duo album, "The Angle Below", with guitar great John Abercrombie on Steeplechase records. His next CD, "Outside the Line" will be released on Positone Records on April 15th, 2014.









Peter Brendler Quartet
Outside the Line

2014
AMAZONPAYPALiTUNES
Peter Brendler & John Abercrombie
The Angle Below

2013
AMAZONPAYPALiTUNES
Tom Tallitsch
Ride

2012
Daniel Bennett Group
Daniel Bennet

2012
Jon Irabagon Trio Featuring Barry Altschul
Foxy

2010
AMAZONiTUNES
The Josh Levinson Sextet
Elevation

2009
The Mike Cohen Quintet
Open Window

2006
The Jason Gaines Group
Passages

2005
The Andrew Neff Quartet
Remedy

2005
One of the most impressive features of The Angle Below is the way in which the interplay between Brendler and Abercrombie develops within each tune. There are unison passages but for the most part the two musicians work as a lead and rhythm duo. While that might suggest a traditional partnership with the guitar taking on the melody and the bass establishing a rhythmic foundation this collaboration finds both men moving between the two. Abercrombie's "Jazz Folk" is an especially fine example of this interplay, but it's a common motif across the album. The switches between roles are achieved so smoothly that it takes a few seconds to realize that they've happened, a testament to the relationship that the players have on this beautifully-recorded and rewarding album.Bruce LindsayAll About Jazz
...But leadership skills are not a function of age or, frankly, experience; instead a musician either has that balanced mix of assertiveness and trust or they don’t. A bit of outside-the-box thinking doesn’t hurt either. For the quartet he presented at Cornelia Street Café (Mar. 7th), bassist Peter Brendler’s masterstroke was his choice of frontline: trumpeter Peter Evans and saxophonist Rich Perry are both hot stuff in their respective ‘worlds’ but also versatile and responsive, the former a piquant foil to the latter’s creamier playing. But it’s not enough to bring people together. Brendler also wrote all the tunes, a heady mix of bop, whether the be-, post- or free varieties, delivered with a looseness resulting from a nice hookup with drummer Vinnie Sperrazza.Andrey HenkinNew York City Jazz Record
Bassist Peter Brendler is the album's unsung hero; without his subtly shifting bass lines anchoring the sound, and navigating the changes in tempo and rhythm, the performance would never scale the heights it does. It's Brendler, in particular, who makes "Unorthodoxy" swing.Bruce Lindsay,All About Jazz

Upcoming Performances

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Peter Brendler Quartet
Queens Jazz Fest at Flushing Town Hall
Flushing, NY 11354
w/Jon Irabagon, Josh Deutsch and Vinnie Sperrazza

http://www.flushingtownhall.org/‎

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Past Performances

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
"Outside the Line" CD release show!
Cornelia Street Cafe
New York, NY 10014
Featuring Rich Perry-tenor, Peter Evans-trumpet and Vinnie Sperrazza-drums
http://corneliastreetcafe.com/‎
September 27, 2013
Peter Brendler/John Abercrombie Duo-CD release!
The Carnegie Room
Nyack, NY
http://www.carnegieroom.org/‎
August 30, 2013
Jon Irabagon Trio
The Bar Next Door
NY, NY
w/Jon Irabagon-sax & Tom Rainey-drums
August 1, 2013
John Arrucci Quartet
City Center Concert Series
White Plains, NY
w/Luke Franco-guitar, John Arruci-drums, Marc Mommaas-sax
December 1, 2012
Ayana Lowe Group
55 bar
http://55bar.com
November 29, 2012
Dan Willis Group
Birdland
Dan Willis-Sax w/Pete McCann-guitar, Ron Oswanski-piano, Peter Brendler-bass and John Mettam-drums
http://birdlandjazz.com
November 28, 2012
Nate Birkey Quartet
55 Bar
Nate Birkey Trumpet w/Jim Ridl-keys, Peter Brendler-bass and Ignacio Berroa-drums
http://www.55bar.com
November 27, 2012
Peter Brendler Quartet
Cornlia Street Cafe
NY, NY
w/Peter Evans (tpt), Rich Perry (ts) and Vinnie Sperrazza (dms)
http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com
October 13, 2012
Jon Irabagon Trio
La Lanterna-Bar Next Door
NY, NY
click here for more info
October 11, 2012
Liam Sillery Group
Somethin' Jazz
NY, NY
http://www.somethinjazz.com
September 17, 2012
The Stablehouse
Seth Trachy Group
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.webexposite.com/preview/stable/
September 15, 2012
Tom Tallitsch Group
Smalls
NY, NY
http://www.smallsjazzclub.com
September 12, 2012
The John Mcneil/Mike Fahie Group
The Tea Lounge
Brooklyn, NY
http://www.tealoungeny.com
Thursday, April 5th, 2012
The Tony "Thunder" Smith Group
Berklee Perfromance Center
Boston, MA
http://www.berkleebpc.com/
Thursday, January 20th, 2011
The Mahavishnu Project
The Iridium
NY, NY
http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
Nate Smith Group
Cornelia Street Cafe
NY, NY
http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/
Thursday, December 30th, 2010
w/Adam Kromelow, Jon Irabagon & Gregg Bendian
The Willmette Library
http://www.wilmette.lib.il.us/
Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
w/Adam Kromelow, Jon Irabagon & Gregg Bendian
The Skokie Theater
Skokie, IL
http://www.skokietheatre.com/
Monday, December 27th, 2010
w/Reb Beach of Warrant!
The Iridium
NY, NY
http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
Guillaume Laurent
Jules Bistro
NY, NY
http://www.julesbistro.com/
Monday, December 20th, 2010
Jon Irabagon Trio
University Of The Streets
NY, NY
http://www.universityofthestreets.org/
Monday, December 19th, 2010
The Ben Cliness Trio
The Garage
NY, NY
http://www.garagerest.com
Wednesday. December 18th, 2010
Tom Tallitsch QuartetCafe Vivaldi
Caffe Vivaldi
NY, NY
http://www.caffevivaldi.com
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
Guillaume Laurent Trio
Jules Bistro
NY, NY
http://www.julesbistro.com/
Friday, December 12th, 2010
Guillaume Laurent Trio
Jules Bistro
NY, NY
http://www.julesbistro.com/
Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Omar Haddad Trio
The Shrine
NY, NY
http://www.shrinenyc.com/
Sunday, October 31st, 2010
Jack Donahue Group
The Blue Note
NY, NY
http://www.bluenote.net/
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
Josh Deutsch Group
The University Of The Streets
NY, NY
http://www.universityofthestreets.org/
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
Christian Coleman Trio
LIC Bar
LIC, NY
http://www.licbar.com/
Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
w/Adam Cromelow, Jon Irabagon & Gregg Bendian
Cafe Vivaldi
NY, NY
http://www.caffevivaldi.com/
Saturday, October 4th, 2010
The Mahavishnu Project
Rockn Joe
Kendall Park, NJ
http://www.tinjurl.com/rocknjoe
Thursday, September 16th, 2010
The Mahavishnu Project
The Reggatabar
Cambridge, MA
http://www.regattabarjazz.com
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
The Jon Irabagon Trio
Cornelia Street Cafe
New York, NY
with Jon Irabagon-tenor & Barry Altschul-drums
http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Amanda Monaco Quartet
The Gantries
LIC, NY
http://www.liveatthegantries.com
Friday, August 13th, 2010
with The Jon Irabagon Group
Fat Cat
New York, NY
with Jon Irabagon-saxophones, tba-piano & Jeff Hirshfield-drums
http://www.fatcatmusic.org
Saturday, July 31st, 2010
Collective Language
The Bean Runner
Peekskill, NY
http://beanrunnercafe.com/
Friday, July 30th, 2010
Collective Language
The Hawaiian Tropic Zone
with Jon Irabagon-saxophones, Gregg Bendian-drums and Zach Brock-violin
http://www.hawaiiantropiczone.com
Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
The Peter Brendler Trio
Cornelia St. Café
New York, NY
featuring Rich Perry-tenor & Jeff Davis-drums
http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com
Friday, July 9th, 2010
Hadar Orshalimy
The Bitter End
New York, NY
http://www.bitterend.com/
Monday, July 5th, 2010
The Ben Cliness Quartet
The Garage
NY, NY
http://www.garagerest.com/
Sunday, June 20th, 2010
with The Mahavishnu Project
The Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA
with Glenn Alexander guitar, Zach Brock-violin, Neil Alexander-keyboards & Gregg Bendian-drums

www.keswicktheatre.com

http://www.mahavishnuproject.com/
Thursday, January 6th, 2010
w/Adam Kromelow, Jon Irabagon & Gregg Bendian
The Iridium
NY, NY
http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/
Friday, October 30th, 2009
with The Jon Irabagon Group
The Kennedy Center
Washington D.C.
with Jon Irabagon-saxophones, Frank Kimbrough-piano & Victor Lewis-drums
http://www.jonirabagon.com/
Sunday, July 27th, 2008
with The John Abercrombie Trio
Riverspace Café
Nyack, NY
with John Abercrombie-guitar & Bob Meyer-drums
http://www.johnabercrombie.com/
Jon IrabagonSaxophonisthttp://www.jonirabagon.com
DPA MicrophonesTruly amazing microphoneshttp:/www.dpamicrophones.com
John AbercrombieGuitaristhttp://www.johnabercrombie.com
The Mahavishnu Projecthttp://www.mahavishnuproject.com
Aestheticize MediaWeb/Graphic Designhttp://www.aestheticize.com
Pharmacology
Peter Brendler Quartet
from Outside The Line
Peter Brendler-Bass, Rich Perry-Tenor, Peter Evans-Trumpet, Vinnie Sperrazza-Drums
2014
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The Golden Ring
Peter Brendler Quartet
from Outside The Line
Peter Brendler-Bass, Rich Perry-Tenor, Peter Evans-Trumpet, Vinnie Sperrazza-Drums
2014
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Downhill Runner
Peter Brendler & John Abercrombie
from The Angle Below
Peter Brendler-Bass, John Abercrombie-Guitar
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Half Dozen of the Other
Peter Brendler & John Abercrombie
from The Angle Below
Peter Brendler-Bass, John Abercrombie-Guitar
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Tom Tallitsch, Manuel Valera, Peter Brendler, David Ashkenazy - YouTube
Miles Jazz Cafe NYC April 2011 Tom Tallitsch - Tenor, Manuel Valera - Piano Peter Brendler - Bass David Ashkenazy - Drums Red Giant

As a Leader


The Peter Brendler Quartet


A group I’ve recently put together to perform my original compositions featuring Rich Perry (saxophone), Peter Evans (trumpet ) and Vinnie Sperrazza (drums).

The Peter Brendler/John Abercrombie Duo


Look for the new album on Steeplechase Records in September of 2013!

As a Sideman


The Jon Irabagon Group


Jon’s straight aheadish group w/a rotating cast of pianists and drummers.

The John Abercrombie Trio


John Abercrombie-guitar, Peter Brendler-acoustic bass & Bob Meyer-drums

The Tom Tallitsch Group



The Jon Irabagon Sonny Rollins Trio


A trio that performs extended improvisations on jazz standards. Jon Irabagon-tenor saxophone, Peter Brendler-acoustic bass & Barry Altschul drums.