Austin Peralta

Austin Peralta (born October 25, 1990) is a musician and composer, son of the Z-Boy skateboarder and film director Stacy Peralta. He had two CD's released by CBS/Sony in Japan by the age of 16.

Peralta is a piano player, devoted to music from his very young years when he started taking piano lessons at age 6, and continued his music studies with Eleanor Lindboe and Sara Banta at Pepperdine University. He has also studied with the noted jazz pianist Alan Pasqua and saxophonist Buddy Collette. He won the Shelly Manne New Talent Award given by the Los Angeles Jazz Society in 2003. He has performed in his home state of California, Germany and Japan, where he had his first tour in 2006.

At age 15, Peralta was also a featured performer at the 2006 Tokyo Jazz Festival, appearing with his own trio, as well as a live performance with major jazz stars Chick Corea, Hank Jones, Sadao Watanabe, John Patitucci, Omar Hakim, and the young Japanese pianist Hiromi Uehara. At age 16 Peralta appeared at the internationally-known Java Jazz Festival (2007).

Austin's release Endless Planets on Brainfeeder promises to be this young jazz musician's most successful endeavor to date.

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