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Profile of jazz artist and Calarts Alumnus Peter Epstein

June 30, 2013

By Susan Skorupa

Sunday Profile: After life of jazz performer, saxophonist Epstein lands at UNR

Peter Epstein has covered a lot of ground in the past 30 years.

As a musician, he’s performed all over the world in about 25 countries, made New York City his base as a jazz saxophonist for 10 years, earned two degrees in music performance, led some bands, performed in others and recorded about 50 CDs.

Epstein is one of the recipients of the Nevada Arts Council 2014 fellowships given to practitioners of the performing, literary and visual arts.
“It’s a huge honor, a very generous and significant award,” Epstein said.

After more than a decade teaching music in the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Music, Epstein also has the satisfaction of watching students he’s taught successfully follow their own paths in music. Read More

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