Lennie Peterson (born 1958 in Massachusetts) is an American graphic artist, illustrator, musician and music educator.
Peterson studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he taught arrangement, composition, and musical performance from 1984 to 1994. Later, he worked as a freelance music educator, band leader, composer, arranger, conductor, studio musician, producer, singer, and pianist, as well as a mentor and producer of audio and film productions. He performed internationally as trombonist in Osvaldo Golijov's La Pasión según San Marcos together with major symphony orchestras. A DVD and a CD of the "Passion" was created in 2009 in the Netherlands and was shown in 2013 in Carnegie Hall. Aside from playing in concerts himself, Peterson presented his artwork at Brooklyn Rider's concerts.
In the 1980s the autobiographical comic strip series The Big Picture was published in more than 100 newspapers and magazines, as well as in a book published by Andres/McMeel Publishing. He also illustrated more than a dozen books including Monica Mansfield's When You Have to Say Goodbye and Larry King's Remember Me When I'm Gone. A collection of his composer portraits titled Face to Face was on display at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Peterson also lectures at universities and presents his work alongside live music.
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