Director of Jazz and Pop Combos
Peter Hennig graduated from McNally/Smith College of Music with a degree in percussion performance. followed by two years of private study with Twin Cities based drummer Dave King.
Peter regularly composes for and performs with The Atlantis Quartet, The Fantastic Merlins, The Zacc Harris Trio, Vintage Raggs. He currently teaches a Jazz/Pop combo course at Macalester College in St. Paul.
Since 2010 he has performed at several European festivals and venues, including the Sons d’hiver festival in Paris, the Atlantique Jazz festival and the Pannonica Jazz festival in northern France, the Kind of Belou Jazz festival in Treignac (with Tony Hymas). In 2011 he received the Twin Cities Best Jazz Award with The Atlantis Quartet.
His compositions have been featured on 89.3 The CURRENT, 88.5 KBEM, and 90.3 KFAI. He is a recipient the Minnesota Emerging Composers Award (MECA) and McKnight Fellowship (w/the Atlantis Quartet).
Over the past 15 years Peter has performed with many groups and artists, including Sheila Ray Charles (Daughter of R&B legend Ray Charles), Tony Hymas, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Polly Gibbons, Imani Uzuri, Ben Wendel, Kirk Knuffke, Christian Howes, Joel Harrison, Daniel Kelly, Dennis Gonzales, Jean-Brice Godet, George Maurer, Patty Peterson, Estaire Godinez, Peter Ostroushko, Tina Schlieske, Bruce Henry, Debbie Duncan, Mick Sterling, John Starkey, The Horn Heads, The Dolly’s, Fathom Lane, Liminal Phase, The New Primitives, The Droppers, Alex “Crankshaft” Larson, Katie Gearty, Deb Brown, Andra Suchy, The Adam Meckler Orchestra, The Bill Simonson Big Band, and many others.