Peter Douskalis is a fresh young guitarist from the Washington DC area now living in New York City. He specializes in many aspects of the guitar such as jazz, classical, rock, and world.
In 2009 Peter Douskalis released his second album “The Dance of the Sea”. The CD is a solo jazz guitar record and is Peter’s first as a solo artist. The CD is featured on independent record label Shenandoah Records.
Peter Douskalis is also a part of the Peter and Alex Guitar Duo. He has been performing in the Virginia, Maryland, and DC areas for several years. The duo's debut album “Midnight Madrid” (2007) is an accurate representation of what Peter and Alex represent musically. The album contains strong arrangements of jazz, classical, and pop songs as well as original compositions by both performers in world styles.
Peter Douskalis graduated from the Conservatory of Shenandoah University with a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies. Currently he attends the New York University for his graduate degree in Music Education. He has also composed works for the theatre departments at both George Washington University and Westfield High School. Peter also regularly performs in the pit orchestra for musicals and has done so for several years in the DC Metropolitan area. He was recently the guest guitarist for “The Wiz”, which was featured on ABC/Disney's “The Making of a High School Musical”.
Peter Douskalis also regularly performs on the concert stage. He has opened concerts for rock and roll hall of famer Percy Sledge, blues guitarist Johnny A, and was also the featured performer at a European Union party hosted at the German Embassy. Through his involvement with the Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble, Peter has also had the opportunity to perform with jazz legends Chuck Redd, Bob Cranshaw, Houston Person, Mickey Roker, and Tamir Hendelman.
Peter Douskalis has studied under several influential teachers and performers such as internationally acclaimed guitarist Michael Fath, former Airmen of Note jazz guitarist Rick Whitehead, Dan Leonard, Michael DeLalla and Ken Hall.
Peter Douskalis plays a Gibson ES-175, Fender Stratocaster, Ovation Celebrity, and an Alvarez Yiari.
Peter Douskalis is sponsored by GHS Strings and Rocktron.