BioPete Carney welds diverse styles and foreign elements together in his music, creating a new urban sound that extends the traditional perception of Jazz. As a hybrid jazz artist, Pete Carney brings a young generation into Jazz by incorporating new beats from Hip Hop, House, and Nu Soul in the DJ generation. Using urban grooves and a Coltrane philosophy, ORANGE ALERT welcomes a dance floor generation that is often unplugged from Jazz.
Pete grew his musical roots on Beale Street in Memphis. He got his first break at a session when Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Little Milton heard him and hired him to go on the road. Little Milton said later “Pete’s the best sax player I’ve had in my band since David Sanborn left 30 years ago.” Since then, Pete has gone on to play with the New World Symphony, Tito Puente, Louie Bellson, Tyrone Davis, Ko Ko Taylor, Arturo Sandoval, and directed the horn section for Grammy winner Kirk Franklin.
Recently Pete spent a year of Sundays playing at The Note in Chicago with members of Liquid Soul, where he developed his new sound-ORANGE ALERT.
ORANGE ALERT was premiered for the opening of Millennium Park on July 20. In the last year, Pete has opened for Aretha Franklin, B.B King and performed on Swiss Radio.