Seattle-born tubist Jens Peterson resonates with his personal belief that music has no limits and is a vivid, endless experiment. His dexterity, adaptability and ability to channel the distinctive character of the diverse roster of composers and artists that have inspired him throughout his already impressive career allow him to fluidly navigate every genre, from jazz, to orchestral/classical, to contemporary. His playful yet wise style pays homage to his most powerful influences, which include Anton Bruckner, Claude Debussy, Dave Brubeck and even Daft Punk and the French band Air. Jens has been the Principal Tuba in numerous prestigious orchestras, bands and ensembles, such as the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, Indiana University Orchestra, Opera and Ballet along with David Baker’s Jazz Band, and Mancini Orchestra at the Frost School of Music.
He has been a guest soloist with the Northwest Sinfonietta, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, Tacoma Concert Band and performed live on NPR’s “From the Top” at Jordan Hall in Boston, MA. Jens is a Master of Music graduate from Yale University and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Tuba Performance at the University of Miami.