Peter Richardson began his formal study of the guitar at the Duke Ellington School in Washington D.C.
Since graduating in 1988, he has studied a wide variety of musical styles with many accomplished
musicians including: Joe Pass, Paul Bollenback, Marija Temo, and Charlie Byrd. His studies have taken
him all over the U.S. as well as to Brazil. Peter has performed with several jazz, latin, and rock ensembles
throughout the east coast. He has been a music instructor for over 20 years and currently resides in Charlottesville Virginia.
In 2000 he founded the Richardson Guitar Studio and the Alegria latin jazz combo and maintains a rigorous teaching and performance schedule on the east coast music scene.
Setlists typically consist of a variety of Brazilian sambas, Flamenco rhumbas, and Cuban/latin jazz standards. Sets are 45min. to 1 hour.
~A sample of songs to listen to~
Aqui Con Alla - Alegria Latin Combo
D Major Prelude - Solo Guitar
Grauna - Solo Guitar
Afrocuban Lullaby - Richardson/Kannensohn Duo
No Me Llores Mas- Alegria Latin Combo
Brazilian Repetoire Latin Standards
A Felicidade Aqui Como Alla
Agua de Beber Besame Mucho
Berimbau Dos Gardenias
Brasil Fleur D'Ennui
Black Orpheus Manteca
Chega de Saudade Mambo Inn
Corcovado No Me Llores Mas
Desafinado Oye Como Va
Flor de Lis
Gentle Rain Flamenco Favorites
Samba do Aviao Entre Dos Agua
Samba de Uma Nota Herencia Latina