Slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson grew up on Haleakala Ranch on Maui. Peterson’s fluency in a variety of guitar styles, including jazz and classical, has distinguished him as a prominent artist with a personal approach to slack key. He was featured on Hawaii’s first GRAMMY Award-winning CD, “Slack Key Guitar Volume 2″ (Best Hawaiian Music Album 1995).
Peterson has performed with Eric Clapton, James Galway, Michael Feinstein, the Honolulu Symphony, Ledward Kaapana, Dennis Kamakahi, Hawaii Opera Theatre, jazz bassist Rufus Reid, shakuhachi master Riley Lee, soprano Dana Hanchard and more. He has performed in Europe, Asia, Australia and extensively in the US including the Symphony Space in New York City. He has also performed for Bill and Hilary Clinton.
Peterson taught classical guitar at the University of Hawaii at Manoa for seven years. He is featured annually in Hawaii’s Slack Key Guitar Festivals and can be seen at Michel’s in Waikiki every weekend he isn’t on tour. He currently lives in Honolulu with his wife, Kahealani.