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New (sort of) Website

Hello, I apologize for any confusion you may have with this website, if you have visited this site before.

I have moved my teaching website to peterhostagemusiclessons.com, and this site is now back to being dedicated to my music…
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“Jelly Roll Blues” – From “The Wayback Machine”

“Jelly Roll Blues”
Performed by Peter Hostage
Written by Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton, published 1915
Film: “The Irresistible Piano” by Alice Guy

This is my performance of Jelly Roll Morton’s “Jelly Roll Blues,” as he had arranged it for publication…

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The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise

The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise

Gene Lockhart, lyrics; Ernest Seitz, music.
First Published 1919

This video was one take. I like it when it goes right the first time! Well, almost right. It sounds like I’m saying “road”…

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St. Louis Blues (Song) – Live Video


St. Louis Blues

By W.C. Handy, 1914

When W.C. Handy had a huge loss from the popular “Memphis Blues” in 1912, because he was convinced to sell the copyright for $50, he was determined to make a hit with his…

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R.I.P. Dave Brubeck

The great jazz pianist Dave Brubeck past away today in Norwalk, CT. He was 92, and his 93rd birthday would have been tomorrow. Dave was a legend, and was very influential to me. I believe his record of “Take Five”…

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“Avalon” song live video

“Avalon”

Performed by Peter Hostage

Written by Al Jolson, Vincent Rose and Buddy DeSylva, published 1920.

This is my first performance video! Sorry for the raspy voice, I was just getting over a cold, and only a few days earlier…

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BJ Magoon & Drivin’ Sideways @ Acton Jazz Cafe

I had the great pleasure of performing with BJ Magoon and Drivib’ Sideways at the Acton Jazz Cafe (in Acton, MA) last night (Sat. Nov. 17). This is the “new” Acton Jazz Cafe, at a new location. The Jazz Cafe…

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JD McPherson in Newburyport

Friday night (Nov.16) my wife Maria and I went to see JD McPherson at the Belleville Congregational Church in Newburyport. The church does a roots music series in their church hall, built in 1867, and it is really cool.

JD…