Back by popular demand–the YOGANONYMOUS Jam of the Week—a chance to discover new (or old) music that you can incorporate into your practice, or just rock out with anytime of the day.
Pete Kuzma is a musician’s musician. He is the guy on stage that makes every other instrument connoisseur sit up and pay attention and every music lover sit back and become mesmerized by the fluidity of this young piano player’s individuality and sonic sensitivity.
Kuzma has been music director to Philly’s reigning queen of soul Jill Scott, secured a residency at Philly’s infamous Willemina’s, playing for Erykah Badu, Musiq, Jill Scott, Common, Mos Def, The Roots and Bilal as they all struggled to make a name for themselves at the venues weekly open mic night and was a core member of Jazzy Jeff’s production team at A Touch of Jazz where he recorded on Jazzy Jeff’s first solo album ‘The Magnificent’.
He later saw himself touring and performing with Heather Headley, Raheem DeVaughan, Vivian Green, Floetry, Musiq, and G Love & Special Sauce; arranging Aretha Fanklin’s band and orchestra for the 2003 VH1 Divas concert; musically directing Stevie Wonder and his band for his duo performance with Jill Scott, performing at the Soul Train Awards and the Image Awards in LA, as well as TV appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Late Night Show with David Letterman, numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno; Last Call with Carson Daly, Soul Train, Conan O’Brian, Regis & Kelly, The View, Ellen, The Chris Rock Show and many, many others as well as the DVD release of Dave Chapelle’s Block Party.
Pete’s production credits also began to swell as he found himself in the studio with the likes of Boyz II Men, Jewel, Bilal, Raheem DeVaughn, N’Dea Davenport, Dwele and Jeff Bradshaw as well as one of Pete’s greatest inspirators; Herbie Hancock.
Pete’s new yoga album, Equilibrium has been dubbed “Best New Yoga Album of the Year” redefining the music we are used to listening to in class. The album was designed to compliment a 75 min flow in its entirety—meaning it’s formatted for a class and can be played from front to back.
Check out Equilibrium on iTunes here.