Peter Pupping

Peter Pupping: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | William Wilson: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Jeff Basile: Bass (acoustic) | Roy Gonzales: Percussion | Kevin Koch: Drums | Al Phillips: Keyboards

Genre: Classical, Jazz, Latin | Tejano

Sound description: Latin-flavored classical jazz.

RIYL: Fattburger, Spyro Gyro

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Influences: Michael Hedges, Phil Keaggy, Peter Sprague, Art Johnson, Fred Benedetti, Harvey Reid, Marshall Hawkins, Jim Earp, Tripp Sprague, Jamie Valle, Bob Magnusson, Kristin Korb, Ron Freshman, Spyro Gyra, Joe Walsh


Peter Pupping was born in the Netherlands (1960), before immigrating with his family to the U.S. in the early sixties. He picked up the guitar at age nine, originally studying classical before branching into rock and Spanish styles. He earned Bachelor’s and Master’s music degrees at SDSU and has performed for Mikhail Gorbachev, Rodger Hedgecock, Frank Gifford, Pat Benatar, the late Ed McMahon, and others.

From 1987 through 1999, he directed the MiraCosta College guitar program. Today, he frequently performs as a soloist and with various ensembles, as well as leading the Peter Pupping Quartet on the GuitarSounds label. The quartet appears in concert regularly and performs classical and contemporary acoustic music, including world music (Spanish, pop flamenco, Brazilian bossa nova, samba, Irish), light jazz, and popular hits.

Pupping also plays with the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra.


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