Born in New Jersey, Pete Murano grew up listening to his father’s blues records. He learned to play the saxophone at eleven years old, and quickly began mastering several musical instruments, including teaching himself to play the piano and the guitar his uncle gave him. While attending high school in St. Louis, he participated in the marching, concert, symphonic and jazz bands. Soon, his musical interests and focus grew to include R&B and Rock.
His formal musical training continued on a music scholarship at Loyola University in New Orleans, where he received a B.S. degree in jazz studies. As a college student, Pete began learning all the standards of the varied musical styles organic to the city and started playing in the dimly lit clubs on fabled Frenchmen Street.
In 2003, Pete joined forces with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue. Here, he developed a guitar sound that was all his own, combining elements of rock, jazz, and funk. With Shorty, Pete has written, recorded, and toured the world. Thousands of festivals, tours, and corporate events later, Pete brings to Frenchmen Street Productions an extensive knowledge of the working side of an event — on stage as well as backstage.
Amanda Thompson and Pete Murano have created a production company that offers clients talented performing artists, and innovative concepts, pushing the limits of traditional forms of entertainment, while maintaining a high level of excellence in production.