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Peter Engberg


Born in 1970 in Helsinki, Engberg started playing guitar at the age of 10. First influences were mainly jazz; Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. After three years of practise and playing Parker's omnibook he got into Pop/Jazz Concervatory. At the age of 17, he had done all the exams there was to do at that level, so he took a year off and finished high school. At the age of 18 Engberg took off to California, Musicians Institute, for a year. There he learned a lot and practised a lot with great teachers as Scott Hendesson, Joe Diorio, Peter Sprague and many more.

After finishing GIT in 1990 he came back to Finland. After doing some freelancer gigs, jazz and pop, Engberg started to play in Samuli Edelmann Band in 1991. That was the first big group he played with. The guitarist got into Sibelius Academy's jazz department in 1992 and did his Master's Degree in 2000. He teached guitar in Stadia's Pop/Jazz Department from 2001 to 2007. Nowadays Engberg teaches guitar in Pohjois-Karjalan Ammattikorkeakoulu (Joensuu) and Sibelius Academy (Helsinki). He works with various groups playing jazz, rock, Brazilian music and pop. He has his own studio, the GoldenEye Studios, and a company, Impossible Music Oy. He releases own records and produces, composes and arranges for other people too.