Peter Di Losa

Trumpet & Flugel Horn, Band Leader, Composer

Peter Di Losa

# Demo Title
1.   Play   Albert's Blues
R&B Harmon Solo - Albert Calvo (Second Thoughts CD)
2.   Play   Autumn's Tune
Horn Overdubs
3.   Play   Big Spender
Harmon Solo (This Time CD)
4.   Play   Buster's Gang Comes On
Lead Trumpet (FERGO's Monday night Big band Rehearsals)
5.   Play   Carnival of Venice (full track)
Trumpet Feature (Hector Crawford Orchestra)
6.   Play   Corner Pocket
Lead Trumpet (FERGO's Monday night Big band Rehearsals)
7.   Play   Dots For Trots
Trumpet solo. Latin composition/arrangement by Richard Percival (This Time CD)
8.   Play   Four Brothers
Pete Di Losa Quartet (1979)
9.   Play   The Girl Next Door
Pete Di Losa Quartet (Christmas Eve 1979)
10.   Play   Hailstorm (Part 2)
Cornet Solo (Burwood Concert Brass Band, conducted by Harry Berry for ABC Radio - 12 Apr 1970)
11.   Play   I Can't Stop Lovin' You
Lead Trumpet (FERGO's Monday night Big band Rehearsals)
12.   Play   It Don't Mean A Thing
Dixie Trumpet (Ad Lib Swing Quartet)
13.   Play   Killer Ralph
A swinging, punctuated original by Col Loughlan. Similar style to Golson's Classic 'Killer Joe'
14.   Play   La Mariposa
Samba - Flugel solo composed by Richard Percival
15.   Play   Minka (full track)
Featured trumpet solo (Hector Crawford Orchestra for Australian Television)
16.   Play   Napoli (full track - Peter at 16 years)
Cornet solo (Burwood Concert Brass Band. Conducted/Arranged by Harry Berry for ABC Radio)
17.   Play   On Broadway
The very first Pete Di Losa Quartet (1975)
18.   Play   Over Time
Flugel Solo. Lush orchestral (This Time CD)
19.   Play   Ragamuffin (full track)
Cornet solo (Originally a xylophone solo) with Burwood Concert Brass Band (early 1971)
20.   Play   Struttin with some BBQ
Harry James version of the famous Louis Armstrong number
21.   Play   The Preacher
Funky - Pete Di Losa Quartet (1979)
22.   Play   They Can't Take That Away From Me
Easy Swing Groove, six piece band, Basie groove
23.   Play   You Made Me Love You
Trumpet Feature - Big Band
24.   Play   Well Get It
Famous big band trumpet duel (Bob Bouffler & Pete Di Losa)

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The Trumpet

Born and raised in Sydney, Pete started playing cornet in the school brass band at the age of 9 Years. (De La Salle College at Revesby Heights for those of you who are interested!) Not long after, he commenced studying trumpet with Harry Berry, a well respected, and seasoned studio player/brass teacher of the time.

The Early Years

From the age of 13, Pete was a regular featured soloist with Burwood Concert Band under the direction of Harry Berry, for ABC National Radio. His life as a young teenager was filled with brass bands, marching competitions, solo eisteddfods and lots of laughing to pass the hours away on the long bus trips. In 1973, Pete performed on the high rating, national, talent TV show BP / Holden Showcase (Crawford Productions) winning all his heats and taking out the Judges second prize in the Grand Final.

The Profession

After the BP / Holden Showcase experience, Pete decided that his secure bank job just wasn't as exciting as he had hoped, so he settled for the insecurity and excitement that music had to offer. Since taking that first step, Pete has been a busy boy to say the least.

The Artists

Pete has been privileged to work with many music stars over the years, including: Shirley Bassey, Sammy Davis Jnr, Bob Hope, Liza Minelli, Cleo Laine, Englebert Humperdink, Billy Eckstein, Lou Rawls, Tom Jones, The Four Tops, Diana Ross, Cilla Black, Petula Clark, The Temptations, James Morrison, John FarnhamAnthony Warlow, Natalie Cole, Bobby Rydel, Kenny Rogers, Barbara Morrison, The Gypsy Kings, Richard Marx, Grace Knight, Las Vegas Motown Magic, Michael Crawford.

He also toured with Olivia Newton-John and Sir Cliff Richard on Richard’s 40th Anniversary Australasian tour.

The Bands

Pete has played lead trumpet with the following fantastic bands: Daly Wilson Big Band, The Glen Miller Band, Ed Wilson Big Band, The Right Stuff, Tommy Tycho Orchestra, The Australian Arts Orchestra, John Morrison & Swing City, Sydney All Star Big Band, Dan Barnett Big Band

A versatile musician, Pete has also lent his talents to albums, jingles and film scores, as well as television shows. He played live on air for The Mike Walsh Show and The Midday Show for more than 10 years, and appeared in a TV special called Oils On Water with seminal Australian rock band Midnight Oil.

The Theatre

Pete has been involved with the following world-class productions: ChicagoCandideSong And DanceGuys And DollsThe Stripper (Sydney Theatre Company), HMS PinaforeSugar BabiesMe And My GirlHot Shoe Shuffle (Sydney & Adelaide) , Miss SaigonSweet Charity (Melbourne & Sydney), Frank (Tom Burlinson's story of Frank Sinatra in song), Jolson (Brisbane & Sydney), Singing In The Rain (Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Hong Kong & Singapore), The Wizard Of OzDirty DancingTitanicCompany (Sondheim).


Played trumpet in hundreds of TV and radio advertising jingles, TV show and TV station ID themes, film scores and band and solo artist albums.

Pete has recorded two of his own CDs, the first called THIS TIME, in collaboration with singer/songwriter Khristina Joy. The album is multifaceted, with many feels and styles, showcasing the talents of twenty-three of Sydney's finest musicians.

PLAYIN' IT STRAIGHT featuring Pete Di Losa and his fabulous Orchestra, is arguably one of the best and swinging big band albums ever produced in Australia,

His latest EP titled Here and Now, is his first solo-feature album, with lush orchestrations and his Big Band still swinging from their very core !

JUST RELEASEDPete's brand new album ECLECTICISM, featuring great music, great musicians and will make you feel fantastic !

At Present

Pete is involved with writing and recording original material for publishers in Europe and the US

Additional Skills

Audio engineering, editing and mastering
Film Editing
Video Editing


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