Pete Whitman is a saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, composer, arranger and educator based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. He has performed with such distinguished groups as Minnesota Orchestra, Jack McDuff, Curtis Fuller, the Woody the Herman Orchestra and the Jazz MN Big Band. For twenty years, Whitman served as the Brass and Woodwinds Department Head at McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul, MN. Currently, Whitman is on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, River Falls and St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN teaching saxophone and improvisation. Whitman has also recorded extensively as a sideman and has several recordings out under his name. Two of his most recent recording projects include Mississippi (Shifting Paradigm Records) and Changes We Can Believe In by the Pete Whitman/Chris Olson Quintet (Bandcamp).