Huntsville, Alabama (PRWEB) January 20, 2015
There comes a time in everyone’s life when they have the chance to be recognized by a professional organization that can propel a business to the heights it deserves. Pete Harrison is a pianist, keyboardist, trombonist, arranger, composer, teacher, and singer who provides quality music services to clients in the greater Huntsville and north Alabama areas.
“There is no doubt that Quality Music Service is based from a strong background in music performance and excellence. It is the perfect move from 27 years of highly decorated positions in the military, to coming home to civilian life. It was my honor to support Pete by way of creating a social network environment that would embrace all the great accomplishments afforded him. As a well-known artist in his region, it felt fitting for him to not only have the platform to offer his musical services but to also engage with his friends and fans in a social environment” says Jaijai Jackson, creator of The Jazz Network Worldwide Social Network.
A seasoned performer and professional USAF career Senior Noncommissioned Officer, MSgt (ret) Harrison is very proud to have had the privilege of serving his county. He held many important leadership positions to include First Sergeant, Resource Advisor, Director of Administration, Security Clearance NCOIC, Voting Officer, Operations NCO, Information Management NCO, Awards and Decorations NCO, Supervisor, and On-the-Job Training Instructor. He furthered his education under the USAF's Operation Bootstrap program by attending graduate school at the New England Conservatory of Music, graduating in 1994 with a Master of Music in Jazz Studies with Academic Honors. His military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. Master Sergeant Harrison retired after 27 years active duty on 31Jan09.
During his career he played literally thousands of concerts throughout the Northeast, the Southwest, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has played for Italian talk show host Maurizio Costanzo, soccer star Diego Maradonna, President George H. W. Bush, President Francois Mitterand, Senator Ted Kennedy, Prime Minister Junichiro Koyizumi of Japan, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace, and His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand.
He has also shared concert stages with the Mills Brothers, the Four Aces, Helen Reddy, Crystal Gail, Wilford Brimley, Jeff Holmes, Sadao Watanabe, Rufus Reid, Eddie Daniels, Sonny Melendrez Joel Frahm, Kevin Mahogany, Tom "Bones" Malone (The Blues Brothers), Elmer Hopper (The Platters), Ken Watters (Watters-Felts Project and Tabou Combo), Bill Goodwin (Phil Woods' drummer), Bo Berry (trp player w/the Commodores), Eugene Fleming (Dream Girls), and Reva Rice, Broadway actress.
You will find Pete conducting jam sessions and/or gigs at Amendment XXI, Bandito's Southside, Blackwater Hattie's, B.O.S.S. nightclub (Birmingham, AL), Bridge Street, Casa Montego, Flying Monkey Arts Center, the Huntsville Art Museum, the Huntsville Arts Council, Improv Entertainment, “Jazz In June” festival, The Ledges Country Club, Lowe Mill Arts Center, the Monte Sano Lodge, the Von Braun Center, Sam and Greg’s, Sports Vision, Straight to Ale Brewery, the US Space and Rocket Center, the Valley Hill Country Club, Watercress Restaurant, and other venues.
Harrison is known for creating different musical configurations for events he’s called to produce. He’s known for being the pianist/arranger/singer/front man w/Rocket City Jazz Orchestra and the pianist/arranger w/Chip Gulbro Quartet, Quiet Storm, the Mark Copeland Band, the Watters/Felts Project, the Edd Jones Band, Three Base Hit, the Devere Pride Trio, the Ein Zwei Duo, and his own trio.
Other services that Quality Music Services offers are: jazz festivals, jazz venues, corporate events, special events, fundrasiers, private events, weddings, anniversaries, birthday’s, retirements, grand openings, air shows, alumni military events and live recordings. From duos to big band Quality Music Service is the ‘go to’ company for all types of events including private instruction in jazz improvisation & jazz arranging from intermediate to advanced education.