Originally from Edison, Nj, Pete De Siena left his home state to attend the University of North Texas after graduating high school in 1996. From 1999 till 2001, he was the lead trumpet in the world-renowned One O’Clock Lab Band. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, De Siena moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California where he received his Master’s degree in Music with an emphasis in Jazz Studies in 2003.
Upon graduating, USC, De Siena, became an in-demand trumpet player in the Los Angeles music scene for recording and live performances. His trumpet playing can be heard on many albums, including Michael Buble’s “Christmas,” Muse’s “Supremacy,” and Natalie Cole’s “Still Unforgettable.” He has also recorded Music for Disney Theme Parks, Universal Theme Parks, Princess Cruise Lines, and Crystal Cruise lines.
Pete De Siena has also recorded several projects for television, including the lead trumpet part for the show Eureka. He also played lead trumpet for Faith Hill’s performance of “God Bless America” at Superbowl XLIII, as well as select commercials for AT&T. De Siena’s trumpet playing can also be heard on popular motion pictures such as include Ice Age 4, Rush Hour 3, and Parental Guidance. In addition to his numerous recording credits, De Siena has also performed on multiple live musical reality television shows, including The Voice, American Idol, and The X-Factor.
While he has been widely successful as a studio musician, Pete De Siena never abandoned his jazz roots, and he consistently works with some of the most prestigious big bands, and composers including Bill Holman, Johnny Mandel, Bob Florence., Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, the Mike Barone Big Band, Bill Watrous’ Refugee Wes. He has also toured and performed with famous artists like Engelbert Humperdinck, Paul Anka, John Tesh. Brian Setzer, Luis Miguel, Frank Sinatra Jr., Keely Smith, Lou Rawls, Barry Manilow, Wayne Newton, and many others.
After spending years in Los Angeles, De Siena, his wife, and three children relocated back east, where he has been teaching and subbing on many Broadway musicals such as and Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon, Hello Dolly and others.