As a performer and writer, he has scored music for shows at the Chicago Blues Festival, Imatra Big Band Festival in Finland, Lucerne Blues Festival, Looking Glass Theater, Pori Jazz Festival and others.
Below is an example of his jazz duet with piano for smaller rooms and a more intimate musical experience.
Before joining SCF, Dr. Pete Carney taught jazz and classical music at Saint Xavier University, The City Colleges of Chicago, while performing as a saxophonist and directing the Chicago All-City Jazz Ensemble.
Going out on his own, his jazz group headlined the Rochester International Jazz Festival, Milwaukee’s Jazz in the Park, Halo-London, and was the first American to be featured at the Aberdeen Jazz Festival in Scotland. His albums, Orange Alert and Redline Grooves have been featured on NPR Electro Lounge, NBC, and BBC who raved, “It’s very funky isn’t it sir!”
Carney is also known as an innovator in music education winning the "Editior's Choice Award" from Apple for his music app, "Interactive Listening," and being invited to give a TED Talk recently at TEDx Jacksonville.