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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

William Peterson

William Peterson is a Professor of Music in Jazz Studies and Music Theory/Composition at Florida State University, where he teaches jazz piano, jazz arranging and jazz combo. He holds the M.M. degree from the Eastman School of Music and the B.M. from the University of Cincinnati. He released “Singularity”, a duo recording on Centaur Records with F.S.U. faculty member trombonist Kevin Jones in 2021. He has previously released a trio recording on Summit Records. He has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Blue Note Jazz club NYC, Paraguay International Jazz Festival and Savannah Music Festival as part of Swing Central. He’ll be appearing at Word of South Sunday as part of the Cuban and Latin Jazz Extravaganza on the Florida Jazz & Blues/Marriott AC Ballroom stage.