John Oates (Hall and Oates)
and Pete Sweeney
Pete Sweeney and Dweezil Zappa
Mike Stern, Dweezil Zappa,
and Pete Sweeney
Pete Sweeney and Louis Hayes
Pete Sweeney and Dave Grusin
reading down some tunes
Dave Grusin and Pete Sweeney backstage
Pete Sweeney and the great
bassist Abe Laboriel Sr.
Pete Sweeney and Mike Stern
Pete Sweeney and vibraphonist Gary Burton
Pete Sweeney and country
star Shelby Lynne
Pete Sweeney and sax
great George Garzone
Alan Holdsworth and Pete
Sweeney at the bar
Gary Husband and Pete Sweeney
Pete Sweeney teaching at the Ju Percussion Workshop in Taipei Taiwan 2014
Pete Sweeney and Pat Metheny
Pete Sweeney, Dave Overthrow, and Pat Metheny performing at the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival Sept 2010
Pete Sweeney and Lee Ritenour
Pete Sweeney, Dave Overthrow, and Lee Ritenour performing at the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival Sept 2010
Sax Legend Lee Konitz and Pete Sweeney Sept 2010
Chick Corea and Pete Sweeney.
Jim Hall and Pete Sweeney.
Pete Sweeney and Jimmy Cobb.
Pete Sweeney and Kenny Barron.
Pete Sweeney and Joe Lovano.
Pete Sweeney, Dave Overthrow
and Ronnie Earl.
Pete Laroca and Pete Sweeney.
Pete Sweeney and Christian McBride.
Pete Sweeney and Steve Luthaker.
Pete Sweeney and Dave Weckl.
Malcom Cecil and Pete Sweeney.
Adam Nussbaum, Dave Calarco
and Pete Sweeney.
Pete Sweeney and Ron Carter National Guitar Workshop 2010
John Scofield and Pete Sweeney National Guitar Workshop 2010
Pete Sweeney and Funk Great Mike Clark SUNY New Paltz 2009
David Garibaldi (Tower of Power)
and Pete Sweeney

Emilio Castillo (Tower of Power)
and Pete Sweeney

Pete Sweeney and Steve Smith.
Pete Sweeney playing his Mapex maple drums in the studio
Dave Gleason, Pete, and Ed Mann recording at Workshoplive studio.
Pete and Ed Mann
Zappa percussionist Ed Mann in the studio with Pete recording the backing tracks for Pete's book Drum Atlas-Brazil Jan. 2009
Pete and drum legend Joe Morello March 2009
Pete, Steve Candlen, Louie Bellson, and Dave Calarco 1992
Bill Stewart
Steve Swallow
John Scofield, Bill Stewart & Steve Swallow
Guitar Summer Workshop 2008
Pete Sweeney jamming with Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen at the Turning Stone Casino May 2008. Scottie Pippen joined the band Sensemaya for a Cha-Cha-Cha! He wanted more cowbell!
Pete Sweeney & Walter Ramos
Drum ensemble
Jack DeJohnette
Roy Haynes
Al Galladoro
Roy Haynes at the Village Vanguard
Roy Haynes
Hanging out at the National Guitar Workshop with Allan Holdsworth. July 2005
This picture was taken at a concert I played with guitarist John Abercrombie in Toronto. John is a great listener and interactive player, as well as a very funny guy. On bass is my friend John Yelland and on guitar to the far right is the great guitarist Rob Bulger.
This is another picture of Joe Morello and myself. I did a three part interview with Joe which appears in my book series "The Complete Drumset Method" by Alfred. The interview has some interesting information on how Joe got started playing drums, and different musical concepts. I always think of Joe not just as a great technical drummer, but also as one of the most melodic players on the instrument. Check out his solos on "Sounds of the loop" and "Watusi Drums."
This is a concert I played a few years ago with the guitarist Larry Coryell. On bass is John Yelland, one of Toronto's finest musicians.
Performing with Robben Ford
One of my Rottweillers, the Dude, two months old.
Performing with Robben Ford
Guitarist Carey DeNigris, Pete Sweeney, and bassist Pete Toigo. Carey is an excellent guitarist, who has performed for years in Chico Hamilton's group. This was a gig at Justin's in Albany, NY.
Redd, Pete, and the Dude.
Bob Moses and myself. Bob is one of my favorite musicians, and a very original creative spirit. He likes to be called "Rakalam," a name given to him by Tisziji Munos.
Redd and the Dude lounging on the bed.
Here's a picture backstage with John Abercrombie and Rob Bulger. A lot of laughs that day!
1991 at the Lonestar Cafe in NYC with Delbert McClinton. This was after a show the Matt Smith Band played with Delbert. From left to right: Tony Perrino, Pete Sweeney, Delbert Mc Clinton, Chris Peck, and Matt Smith.
The Dude about to hit the skins.
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