Department of Music

Peter EpsteinPeter Epstein

Peter Epstein

Director, Jazz Studies Associate Professor, Saxophone, World Music, Jazz & Improvisational Music

Contact Information

  • Office: 125
  • Phone: (775) 784-1501
  • Email:
  • Web site: peterepstein.com
UNR JAZZ

Saxophonist Peter Epstein is Director of Jazz Studies at UNR. He began his career in 1984 in Portland, Oregon where he apprenticed with resident musicians like Nancy King and Glen Moore. After four years of studying jazz and various world music genres at California Institute of the Arts he moved to New York City in 1992. Since then he has appeared on over 30 recordings and has toured in more than 20 countries with artists including: Bobby Previte, Brad Shepik, Ralph Alessi, Michael Cain, Miroslav Tadic, Medeski, Martin, & Wood, Mike Stern, Steve Coleman, Jim Black, Ravi Coltrane, Uri Caine, Kadri Golpalnath, and many others. As a leader, Peter has released four albums for MA Recordings, including Old School, featuring Peter Erskine on drums and Scott Colley on Bass and Boats, a release from resident faculty ensemble, The Collective. Peter received a BFA in Jazz Performance from Cal Arts in 1992 and a Master of Music from UNR in 2004.

Peter Epstein Recordings

Abstract Realism
Abstract Realism
  • Audio CD | MP3
  • Original Release Date: April 20, 2010
  • Label: Origin Records
  • ASIN: B0038LN4PG
  • Available as Audio CD and MP3 download at Amazon.com
Lingua Franca Lingua Franca
  • Audio CD | MP3
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Format: Hybrid SACD - DSD
  • Label: Songlines
  • ASIN: B000A1IOB6
  • Available as Audio CD and MP3 download at Amazon.com
Old School Old School
  • Audio CD
  • Original Release Date: November 6, 2001
  • Label: M.a. Recordings
  • ASIN: B00005R605
  • Available as Audio CD at Amazon.com.
NascerNascer
  • Audio CD
  • Original Release Date: November 6, 2001
  • Label: M.a. Recordings
  • ASIN: B00005MHPG
  • Available as Audio CD at Amazon.com

The Invisible The Invisible
  • Audio CD
  • Original Release Date: November 16, 1999
  • Label: M.a. Recordings
  • ASIN: B00002JXDO
  • Available as Audio CD at Amazon.com
Solus Solus
  • Audio CD
  • Original Release Date: May 18, 1999
  • Label: M.a. Recordings
  • ASIN: B00000IWON
  • Available as Audio CD at Amazon.com
Staring At The Sun Staring At The Sun
  • Audio CD
  • Original Release Date: January 19, 1999
  • Label: M.a. Recordings
  • ASIN: B00000G502
  • Available as Audio CD at Amazon.com
Once and Again Once and Again
The Collective
  • Audio CD
  • Release Date: 2008
  • ASIN: B0019BFHIO

Balance Balance
The Collective
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Recording/ Mixing: Tom Gordon
  • Mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Records
Boats Boats
The Collective
  • Audio CD
  • Release Date: 2003
North North
The Collective
The Dark The Dark
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