A versatile and accomplished performer, Peggy Duquesnel has enjoyed a distinguished career as a pianist, vocalist, composer and arranger. She has performed and recorded with such notables as Henry Mancini, Dionne Warwick, Alan Broadbent, Pat Boone, Rick Braun, Jimmy Haslip, Jeff Lorber, Joe La Barbera and Brian Bromberg. Peggy has been a featured performer for Disney, Roland, Kawai, Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the Auckland Philharmonic. She has established an impressive foothold in both the jazz and smooth jazz worlds, receiving critical acclaim for her twelve releases of jazz and inspirational CD albums. She has composed and published many instrumental and vocal songs and was awarded “Best Original Score” with co-writer Billy Martin for the Vagabond web series pilot. Peggy served as keyboardist for the Anaheim Angels for several years including the World Series in 2002. She served as adjunct Professor of Jazz Studies at Concordia University in Irvine, CA.
Peggy’s vocals are polished and smooth, her voice as much an instrument as any in the orchestra.”
- Robert A. Lindquist, Singer Magazine
“Relaxing and exhilarating at the same time, Duquesnel is a double threat. She can either nab you with her gentle vocals or her suave and competent work on piano.”
- Ronald Jackson, Smooth Jazz Ride
“Peggy is not only a captivating songwriter but she’s a fine pianist too. There is a Bill Evans quality to her playing and her harmonies.”
- Bob Snyder, Jazz Programmer WRST-FM