Peter Schwendener


Peter Schwendener has been active on the Chicago jazz scene for over three decades. 

Reviewing his 2011 album Kickstand for the Indianapolis Star, jazz critic Jay Harvey wrote, “His style at the keyboard is understated, modestly allowing phrasing and an emphasis on melody to speak more substantially than decorative splash or virtuoso thunder can usually provide.” He has performed at most of Chicago’s major jazz clubs including Andy’s, the Jazz Showcase, the Green Mill and many others. Besides performing, he teaches jazz and classical piano at his studio in Evanston, Illinois.