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Pete Carney, saxophone Director of jazz at state college of florida and professional music in the tampa bay area

As a jazz musician, Carney enjoys a career as a saxophonist who has worked with Grammy winners Kirk Franklin, Tito Puente, Arturo Sandoval, the Winans, and rock legends, The Plain White T’s. His greatest experiences—opening for B.B. King in a Mississippi cotton field, Al Green at The Superdome, and Aretha Franklin in Chicago. He has performed with The Tommy Dorsey Band, Milt Jackson, Curtis Fuller, Arturo Sandoval, The Zapp Band, Willie Chirino, and The New World Symphony, Venice Symphony, and SRQ. Touring on the Chitlin’ Blues Circuit for three years as a sideman, he worked for Blues Hall of Famers, Little Milton and Tyrone Davis. He has performed at jazz festivals in Italy, France, Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, England, and Germany. Currently as a saxophonist, he performs in residence at Ruby's Elixr in St. Petersburg every Thursday for the past three years.

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.

Below is a link to Carney's TED Talk at TEDx Jacksonville. As the closing speaker, his talk was broadcast live to 15,000 viewers around the globe.

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