Born on August 15, 1990 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Taiwanese-American trombonist Peter Lin has been recently described by Downbeat Magazine as “solid, fluid, and smooth”. He received his B.A. Music from William Paterson University and MM for Jazz Trombone Studies at Rutgers University. He is currently a freelancing trombonist in the New Jersey / New York area as well as a faculty member at Jazz House Kids in Montclair, NJ. He was also formerly Slide Hampton’s manager between 2016-2018.
Deeply rooted in the trombone tradition, he has studied with jazz luminaries such as Slide Hampton, Curtis Fuller, Robin Eubanks, Steve Davis, Conrad Herwig, and Steve Turre. As a featured soloist and sideman, Peter has performed with world-class jazz artists including Slide Hampton, Steve Turre, Steve Davis, Rufus Reid, Victor Lewis, Kenny Barron, George Coleman, Winard Harper, Charli Persip, Wayne Escoffery, Johnathan Blake, Josh Evans, Valarie Ponomarev, Jack Jeffers, Kenny Davis, Steve Williams, Anthony Nelson Jr., and Radam Schwartz. With various groups of all musical genres, he has performed at popular festivals including The Clifford Brown Festival, The Riverview Jazz Festival, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, and established venues such as the Blue Note, Jazz Standard, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Smalls, and Fat Cat. He is also the leader of The Lintet and TNT Quartet (www.lintet.com), which has released a new album “With Respect” featuring jazz arrangements of Taiwanese and Chinese popular songs. The album has peaked at #3 on the RMR Charts & #4 on the NACC Charts.
In addition to being an active performer, Peter Lin is a dedicated educator, teaching in both the private lesson setting as well as the classroom. His students have gone off to college such as Montclair State University for music. He has been involved at Jazz House Kids for over three years as a faculty member as acquiring past titles as Assistant Manager of the Summer Workshop and Manager of the Emerging Musicians Program. He also has worked at the Jazz House Summer Workshop, the Jazz Arts in Red Bank, and Newark Academy’s Summer Jazz Camp. Peter Lin remains heavily involved in the New Jersey jazz scene as a current member of the NJJS board and running weekly jam sessions as local venues.