Pete Estabrook

Pete Estabrook
World Music, Trumpet

Pete Estabrook holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Professional Music from Berklee College, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Jazz Studies from California Institute of the Arts, as well as an AmSat Approved Teaching Certificate from the Northern California Center for the Alexander Technique.

In addition to teaching privately since 1983, he has taught Jazz courses, Applied Trumpet, World Music Appreciation, and Music Fundamentals at Santa Rosa Junior College since 1996. He has served on the faculty at Sonoma State, Pacific Union College, and Napa Valley College.

As of 2023, Pete has 7 album credits with Bay Area Artists in the Jazz, Pop, Folk, and Ethnic genres. His transcriptions of Miles Davis' solos have also been included with the 2006 and 2009 Concord Music Group re-releases of the classic Prestige Sessions, and his transcriptions of Ellington's Queen's Suite were performed by the Danish National Radio Orchestra in 1991.

Pete's 30 Private Trumpet Instructors include individuals from all the recognized "Schools" of Brass Pedagogy including that of J. Stamp, A. Jacobs/V. Cichowicz, W. Vacchiano, W. Adam, C. Gordon, C. Caruso, R. Stevens/W. Costello, and J. Callet. Among those teachers are Bobby Shew, Mario Guineri, Richard Winslow, Larry Meregillano, and Mac Gollehon.

He has played with the Ukiah and Lake County Symphonies, Benicia Ballet, Cinnabar Opera, Holland America, Princess and Carnival Cruise Lines, as well as Bay Area Latin, Pop, Top 40, Swing, R & B, Brass, and Jazz groups. His theater experience includes playing Broadway Shows at the Raven, Spreckels Center, 6th St. Playhouse, Summer Repertory Theater, and the Cinnabar Theater. Additionally, he has served as Racetrack Bugler on the Northern California Fair Circuit for Alameda, Humboldt, Sonoma, San Joaquin, and Solano Counties, the Sacramento State Fair, and Cal-Expo Harness Racing since 1986. Pete's solo debut album “Reflections Vol. 1” can be found here: