Woodwinds (Flute, Clarinet, & Saxophone)
Jeff Homan has been active on the Portland music scene as a performer and educator for over 20 years. He has taught at Reed since 1989, and is also on the teaching faculties at The University of Portland and Concordia University. He also has taught at Lewis and Clark college, Portland State University, and other local colleges and universities, and has taught privately at Beaverton Music since 1986.
Jeff is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Music, where he studied classical saxophone with J. Robert Moore, as well as doing graduate study at Arizona State University, studying classical saxophone with Joseph Wytko and jazz improvisation with Chuck Marohnic.
Jeff has performed with a wide variety of jazz and popular artists, including Ella Fitzgerald, the Temptations and the Four Tops, Anthony Braxton, Mason Williams, Curtis Salgado, Dan Siegel, Arturo Sandoval, Nancy King, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and numerous others. He has an extensive discography, which includes recordings by regional, national, and international artists. His classical performance credits include the Oregon, Eugene, Columbia, and Vancouver Symphonies, the Third Angle New Music Ensemble, and the Britt, Cascade and Sunriver Festival Orchestras. Current performing groups are the Swingline Cubs, Geno Michaels and Soul City, the Art Abrams Swing Machine Big Band, and the Portland Saxophone Quartet.
Jeff is currently teaching here Mondays, Wednesdays and ThursdaysPete Petersen
Pete Petersen is a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist from the Pacific Northwest. His exciting musical fluency and his ability to seem completely at home in a variety of different musical styles have made him one of the area's most in-demand players.
In addition to his strength as a performer, Pete Petersen also is a very gifted and diligent orchestrator. His work has been featured on film soundtracks, national touring bands, and recordings. He has arranged and orchestrated horn sections for several working musical artists around the area including Patrick Lamb, Ellen Whyte, Solomon Douglas, Ken DeRouchie, and Chris Baum.
Pete is currently teaching here Tuesdays