Jazz and Lead trumpet player Peter Olstad has toured and performed with the bands of Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Blood Sweat and Tears, Mel Torme, Brian Setzer and Tom Jones. In 1999, Pete was hired by Tom Jones and played lead trumpet for nine years, touring 35 weeks a year for that period of time. From Carneige Hall to Royal Albert Hall; the Hollywood Bowl to Wembley Stadium, Pete has played them all.
Born in Burbank, California and later moving to Evergreen, Colorado ... Pete Olstad attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. While in college, Pete received the Downbeat Magazine's "Best Jazz Soloist Award" (college division) three years in a row, and later went on to become one of five finalists in the Thelonious Monk Institute's Louis Armstrong Jazz Trumpet Competition in Washington D.C.
Settling back in the Los Angles area after college, Pete spent the next 15 years as a freelance trumpet player and later relocated to New York for another 10 years before settling back in Denver, Colorado where he now resides.
Pete Olstad Mp3's
YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO
IT'S ONLY EVERYTHING
I HAD THE CRAZIEST DREAM
KISS - TOM JONES
TRUMPET ARTIST PETE OLSTAD