Peggy Duquesnel
(Pianist / Vocalist / Composer / Educator)
www.peggymusic.com

Peggy Duquesnel is an accomplished pianist, vocalist, composer and educator with more than 30 years of professional experience.  She has released fifteen albums that have received critical acclaim in the jazz, pop and inspirational markets. She has performed and recorded with such notables as Henry Mancini, Pat Boone, Dionne Warwick, Alan Broadbent, Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip and Ric Braun. Peggy served as keyboardist for the Anaheim Angels baseball team and the Anaheim Ducks hockey team and for the Paralympics Ice Hockey games in South Korea. She has been a featured performer for the Auckland Philharmonic, Disney, Roland, Kawai and many festivals, churches and clubs. She received a Bachelors Degree in Music from CSU Northridge and served as Professor of Jazz Studies at Concordia University. Peggy mentors many piano and voice students from beginning to professional levels.

Testimonials:
“She plays piano and sings equally well, and is as easy on the eye as on the ear. She has great range, and her Stardust was wonderful, as was her piano rendition of It Might As Well Be Spring.” – Graeme Barrow, New Zealand News

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“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

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

“LA – based Peggy Duquesnel sings, plays piano and writes in the jazz tradition of guys like Dick Hyman and Ralph Sutton…. She brings her clear yet unassuming voice to mature originals…. She growls through the “Drivin’ Blues” with confidence.” – George W. Harris – Jazz Weekly

“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

“Peggy Duquesnel creates a Christmas Classic! Duquesnel has a relaxed, easy style, both vocally and instrumentally, creating a distinctive musical voice.”Sander Roscoe Wolff, Long Beach Post

“Peggy Duquesnel sounds like a smokier version of Rosemary Clooney. Her voice is bright and buoyant with burnt honey shadings…”
Alonzo Weston, Joseph News-Press

“Her voice is clear and pure and she is unafraid to divide her arrangements between extended piano solos and the lyrics of the songs she has arranged.”
Grady Harp, Amazon Editorial Review

“Peggy Duquesnel has all the accoutrements needed to make a lasting and positive impression on listeners minds.”
Susan Frances, Jazz Inside