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The Bill Peterson Trio

 Bill Peterson piano

Jeff Denson  bass

Ronen Itzik drums


The Bill Peterson Trio is an exciting jazz group that captivates and entertains its audiences wherever it performs.  The trio is comprised of three musicians who come from different backgrounds but have come together to play with one heart and mind.  Performances by the trio include creative original pieces as

well as jazz standards.  The group’s music captures a fresh sound that incorporates influences form contemporary jazz, classical, Latin, blues and swing and traditional styles.  The gro

up is known for its

musical communication and sensitive playing as well as for its amazing fire and virtuosity.


In May 2004, The Trio recorded its debut CD “The Bill Peterson Trio”,  which includes 8 original compositions by Bill Peterson and Jeff Denson as well as fresh interpretations of 4 jazz standards, “You’d be So Nice to Come Home to”, “Everything Happens to Me”,  “Prelude to a Kiss”, and “Countdown”.


Bill Peterson, pianist


Bill Peterson, Associate Professor of jazz piano at Florida State University received his B.M. degree from Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and the Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music.  His teachers have included Bill Dobbins, Fred Hersch, Kenny Werner and Katherine Teves.  Bill Peterson was a finalist in the Great American Jazz Piano Competition in 1992 an

d 1999.


Bill has performed with Freddie Hubbard, Joe Lovano,  Bob Brookmeyer, Tom Christensen, Lynn Seaton,  Rick Van Matre, Richard Davis, Rufus Reid, Kenny Wheeler, and has written big band arrangements for David Liebman, Richie Beirach and Barry Harris.


Jeff Denson, bassist


Jeff Denson received his B.M. in Performance, Cum Laude from the Berklee College of Music and is currently pursuing his M.M. in Jazz studies from  Florida State University. His teachers have included John Lockwood, Dave Samuels, Joe Lovano, Hal Crook, and Marcus Roberts. 


Jeff had been actively performing since 1996 throughout the Washington D.C. area, New England, and the Southeast.  He has performed with such artists as Phil Grenadier, Andre Hayward, Chuck Reid, Hod O’Brian, Longienu Parsons, and Joe Lovano.  He has played n the Cologne Jazz Night 2004 Jazz Festival in Germany as well as the International Jazz Festival Viersen, also in Germany. More on Jeff at



Ronen Itzik, drummer


Ronen Itzik received his B.M. in Performance from the Berklee College of Music and is currently pursuing his M.M. in Jazz studies from Florida State University.  Among his teachers have been Ian Froman, Jamey Haddad, Joe Hunt, John Hazilla, Joe Lovano, Dave Samuels, Marcus Roberts, and Hal Crook.


Ronen has been actively performing since 1992 throughout Israel and since his arrival in the United States: Boston, New York, and the Southeast.  He has performed with such artists as Joe Lovano, Vardan Ovsepian, Bruno Raberg, Rodney Jordan, and Bill Kennedy.


Contact:       850 644 1028




Jon Hibshman - Painter 

“Notes on the Bridge…”


Very sadly, Jon Hibshman passed away in 2012. Below is the bio we used to the CD.

Jon Hibshman is a highly stylized artist who began his career 30 years ago, as a commercial draftsman.  Over the years his art has evolved and broadened to encompass a variety of talents.  His skills include painting in all mediums, carpentry and recently blacksmithing.  However, he has
a great passion for metal smithing and mixed media sculpture,  many of which he collaborates on with his partner Robbie Carothers under the name “RoJo” [pronounced 'roho' (red)]. Their creations include metal, glass, mosaic and recycled objects -  many are suitable for outdoor use. Recently Jon was commissioned to create the original cover art for Mariah Picot’s new Jazz CD titled  “Notes on the Bridge...”
Ms. Picot was overjoyed with Jon’s intuitive skill at interpreting the essence of  her music and expressing it as visual art. This creation is a perfect example of Jon’s ability to transport someone to a specific place and time using his truly unique style.

Jon has created large works for Gulf Coast Medical center and Hospice.  The dolphin they did for “Dolphin Splash” won first prize in an international glass competition.

 Jon and Robbie’s work is internationally collected and a large percentage is done on a commission basis.  For more information at 850-522-8552. The art will be available online at