BIOGRAPHY


  
Peggy Duquesnel (Pianist / Singer / Songwriter)

A musician of stunning range and complexity, Peggy Duquesnel’s achievements are a testament to her incredible devotion to the art of music.

Peggy Duquesnel is an accomplished pianist, singer and songwriter with over 25 years of professional experience. Duquesnel has performed and recorded with such notables as Alan Broadbent, Henry Mancini, Pat Boone, Dionne Warwick, Jeff Lorber, Rick Braun, Jimmy Haslip, Brian Bromberg, Jeff Hamilton and John Patitucci. She has released nine jazz, pop and inspirational CDs as a featured artist, which have received critical acclaim. Peggy has composed and published many instrumental and vocal original songs. She served as stadium keyboardist for the Anaheim Angels and the Mighty Ducks and has been a featured performer for the Auckland Philharmonic, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Disney, Roland, Kawai, and many concerts, festivals, churches and clubs. Duquesnel also served as Director of Jazz Studies at Concordia University and Director of Contemporary Music at several churches. She received a B.A. in Music from CSU Northridge.

Relaxing and exhilarating at the same time, Duquesnel is a double threat. She can either nab you with her gentle vocals or her suave and competent work on piano. – Ronald Jackson, Smooth Jazz Ride

With mad skills and a great attitude, Duquesnel is a stock whose arrow is pointing straight up. – Brent Black, Critical Jazz

“Peggy’s vocals are polished and smooth, her voice as much an instrument as any in the orchestra.”– Robert A. Lindquist, Singer Magazine

Peggy is not only a captivating songwriter but she’s a fine pianist too. There is a Bill Evans quality to her playing and her harmonies. – Bob Snyder, Jazz Programmer WRST-FM

DISCOGRAPHY

Featured Artist CDs

All I Ask for Christmas (Joyspring Music, 2013)
Seems Like I Know You (Joyspring Music, 2013)
Summertime Lullaby (Joyspring Music, 2010)
Show Me Your Way (Joyspring Music, 2008)
Divine Light (Bankbeat Productions, 2007)
Old Friends (Rhombus Records and Joyspring Music, 2004)
Give Thanks (Joyspring Music, 2001)
Where is Love? (MPD Productions, 1999)
Tropical Breezes (Bankbeat Productions, 1997)

Compilation CDs

From a Mother’s Heart (Sound Visions Media Group, 2010)
Song: Children’s Playgrounds
Illuminations (Vocal Visions Media Group, 2007)
Song: Kiwi Friend
Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs (Christian Jazz Artists Network, 2005)
Arrangement: Jesus Loves Me
Performance is Everything – Audix (Brown Sounds Records, 1998)
Song: The Joy Inside My Heart

Other Artists CDs

Emma Werderman (Joyspring Music, 2013)
Simple Gifts – Ric Flauding (Casierra Records, 1996)
Higher Altitude – Pocket Change (Brain Child Records, 1994)
Love Was Different Then – Ric Flauding (Tromp L’Oreille,1993)
Salsa City – Shades of Jade (Absolute Pitch Records, 1992)
Summer Rapture – Shades of Jade (Absolute Pitch Records, 1990)
That Goes to Show Ya! – Dave Murdy (Time Is Records, 1990)