An avid disciple of all the eclectic brilliance that New York City has to offer, Peter Sparacino is a saxophonist, doubler, bandleader, composer and arranger currently residing in Astoria, Queens. As an in-demand musician, he can be found performing nightly in venues and clubs throughout NYC and the surrounding area with small ensembles, big bands, horn sections, pit orchestras, and bands of every stripe. He has also toured internationally through Canada and Europe with ensembles such as Lee Fields and the Expressions, Nick Waterhouse, Big Daddy Kane, Ikebe Shakedown and Anouman (a gypsy jazz leaning quartet that Peter co-leads).
Formed through associations, collaborations, influences and gigs over the past two years, Peter has also developed his own project, Orkestra Eustoria, featuring some of the most innovative and sought-after musicians currently working: bassist Panagiotis Andreou, keyboardist Isamu McGregor, drummer Engin Gunaydin, and guitiarist Aki Ishiguro. Drawing on the diverse and immense talents of its members, Orkestra Eustoria melds elements of modern composition, jazz, electronica and carnatic music in the pursuit of their sound.
Orkesta Eustoria recorded their debut album "HyperGiant Hi-Fi" in the summer of 2017 in NYC, with legendary saxophonist and producer David Binney lending his unerring musical acumen and production skills to the project. The album features all of Peter's compositions and arrangements (with the exception of the Intro track, composed by David Binney). Featuring compositions honed over a year of performing live gigs, the band seeks new musical territory that bypasses people's preconceived notions of genre. The self-released album currently has a tentative release date of December 7th, 2018.
Additionally Peter co-leads, tours, and records with NYC based gypsy jazz quartet Anoman (www.anoumanband.com). Anouman has most recently performed at the Winter JazzFest in NYC, Charm City DjangoFest, Django by the Sea Jazz Festival, and Cornelia St. Django Fest. Anouman's debut album is due for a Fall of 2018 release.
Sparacino received his formal music education at Indiana University, Bloomington under the tutelage of renowned jazz educator David Baker. After graduation, Sparacino lived and performed in the San Francisco Bay area for two years, quickly becoming a fixture in the resident big bands and clubs around the city. Following a move to NYC in 2008, Sparacino began playing regularly around NYC as well as studying with saxophone greats such as Seamus Blake, John Ellis, and David Binney. He currently keeps a busy schedule as in-demand performer and educator in the city. He quite likes it in NYC and plans to remain for the foreseeable future.