Principal TromboneJeffrey Peterson Chair by Joan and Russell Newton
Hometown: San Diego, California Member: 2000
Jeffrey Peterson has been playing trombone professionally for over 45 years.
What do you want patrons of the Symphony to know about you?
My wife is the owner of Synergy Studio, where through a combination of physical therapy and Pilates she is able to enrich people’s lives.
Do you have any pre-concert rituals or routines?
Always getting ready for rehearsals and concerts with a steady diet of practice.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional musician?
What teacher, mentor or other influencer inspired you the most?
My cousin in New Orleans, who played bass trombone in the orchestra for 50 years.
What do you do in your spare time?
Take care of my wife, the house, our cats, and play as much tennis as possible.
What has been your favorite moment onstage?
Performing Concerto Borealis as soloist with the Symphony.
Do you have any pets?
Two rescue cats that are very mischievous.
Who is your favorite composer?
The one we are currently working on with the orchestra.
Playing the original concerts of The Four Tenors in Rome. Performing a trombone concerto with Jacksonville. Recording with my trombone quartet, The Napalm Bones.
Eastman School of Music, San Diego State University and Catholic University in Washington, D.C.