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Peter’s Bio


Peter Shea is an accomplished and versatile musician born and raised in the Niagara region.  In 1995 Peter graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor Degree in Jazz Performance and Composition.  After graduating he began a long apprenticeship writing, arranging and performing music of all styles. His extensive resume boasts performing on keyboards for the hit Toronto Second City dinner theatre show “Tony and Tina's Wedding"; touring across Canada with comedian Sean Cullen; performing for a month


at the world famous Edinburgh Comedy Festival on both keyboards and drums, (including several live performances on BBC Television and Radio); performing with the Jersey Boys (on keyboards) in Toronto; a cross-Canada tour with the famous Montreal "Just for Laughs" Road Show (including the Pantages and Massy Hall theatres) and more. He has also performed extensively overseas for longer contracts of  3 – 8 months.  (Alaska, the Caribbean, he Middle East, Hong Kong, Australia, Morocco, Europe and more.) Peter currently lives in the Niagara Region and where he performs live as well as teaches privately: piano / drums /vocals.

Roger Niznik Trio

St.Catharines Arts Awards

And to continuously grow as a musician he studies with Canadian piano legend:  Robi Botos.

As Peter is so versatile, he can be found performing as a solo performer in The Peter Shea Trio, as a side man (drums, piano and vocals) New Kid In Town, Un Poco Latino Trio, and The Barb Mantini Quartet and often with his wife Juliet Dunn in one of their bands:  The Juliet Dunn Duo, The Shea D Duo, The Kitt Cat Collective or Le Trio Parisien feat. Juliet Dunn.

Peter enjoys performing his own arrangements and compositions as well as traditional jazz standards ranging from latin jazz to New Orleans style jazz.

Peter Shea Trio (Featuring Kevin Turcotte)

Roger Niznik Trio 2011

Roger Niznik Trio 2011

Peter Shea Trio  ( Hong Kong  -   2004  /  2005  / 2007)

Peter Shea

Grape n’ Wine 2010

Shea D Duo 

Old Winery

Peter Shea

Grape n’ Wine 2010

Peter Shea Trio

Carnival Spirit 2001

Peter Shea Trio (Twilight Jazz Series 2012)

Shea D Duo onboard

“The World”  2010

Roger Niznik Trio

Peter Shea with Latin Legend Eddie Palmeiri  (the Blue Note N Y C)

Performing with my Teacher and Mentor for the first time! (on drums) Ernie Porthouse (Crystal Beach Jazz Festival 2013.)

Barb Mantini Quartet

Tony and Tina’s Wedding  (1999-2000) Toronto

Jersey Boys 2010

Sean Cullen Comedy Tour  Scotland (BBC Television and Radio) 2001

Edinbourough (Scotland) 2001 UK Tour  with “The New”

“Just For Laughs” Canadian Comedy Tour 2001

Massey Hall

Backing Sean Cullen (LIVE  at the Rivoli 2000)