Teen Jazz Virtuoso Peter Cincotti Makes Midwest Debut at the Pabst Theater Friday, August 22nd

Already a jazz phenomenon at the age of 19, Pianist and singer Peter Cincotti brings his amazing vocals and keyboard stylings to the Pabst Theater,8 p.m. Friday August 22nd.

Ticket prices range from $19 to $35 and can be ordered by calling 414-286-3663 or toll free 1-800-511-1552 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily or by visiting the Pabst Theater Box Office at 144 E. Wells Street in the Milwaukee Center, noon 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 90 minutes before any Sunday event. Tickets are also available online anytime at www.pabsttheater.org or www.tickets.com and at all Sears stores.

This young pianist and singer is the hottest new artist to hit the jazz scene in years, and the Pabst Theater is thrilled to introduce him to Milwaukee. Peter Cincotti is on the verge of an extraordinary recording career (his first CD has been #1 on the Jazz Charts!) that could bring pure jazz to a whole new audience. In the past six months, he has performed at The White House and had a month-long SOLD OUT engagement in The Oak Room at the Algonquin. He has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, The Today Show twice, Live with Regis & Kelly, Conan O’Brien, The Craig Kilbourne show and been touted by Vanity Fair, Elle, The New York Times and CNN.

Born and raised in Manhattan, Cincotti got the urge to "tickle the ivorys" early in life when his grandfather gave him a toy piano at the age of three. By four years old, he was playing the real thing. It wasn’t until the ripe old age of nine that the young jazz musician would begin composing, and by his mid teens, was crooning along to his own original compositions.

Over the next several years, Cincotti studied with jazz piano masters such as Ellis Marsalis, James Williams, Cliff Korman, LeeAnn Ledgerwood and Fred Hersch. While still in school, he played in jazz clubs throughout Manhattan and starred in the off-Broadway hit, Our Sinatra. In addition, Cincotti has participated in the National Grammy Band, was honored in the John Lennon Songwriter Contest for his original song, "Big Bad Daddy" and has been invited to perform at the White House. Often compared to Sinatra and Connick, the New York Observer says, "This much talent, polish and virtuosity in a teenager may not even be legal." One of Newsweek magazine's artists to watch, don't miss your chance to catch this rising star while you can!-live at the Pabst Theater Friday, August 22nd.

The Pabst Theater - located in the heart of Milwaukee at 144 E. Wells Street - has raised its golden curtain on more than 25,000 performances. A treasure house of theater history, it is the fourth-oldest continuously operating theater on the same site in the United States. Virtually every great name in 20th century music, dance, and drama has graced the Pabst Theater stage. With its 1895 splendor and charm undiminished, the intimate and acoustically amazing Pabst Theater now presents over 200 music, comedy, dance, and drama performances every year. Cudahy’s Irish Pub is located inside the Pabst Theater and is open one hour before every performance. Drinks are generally welcome inside the Pabst Theater during performances.

Christine Stravinski 414-286-3611

Harry Cherkinian 414-978-8014

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Peter Cincotti
  • Event Date: 8/22/2003
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