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My name is Pete Johnston, and I am a bass player, composer, teacher, and podcast host living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This site is a document of my various musical, scholarly, and teaching activities.

I have a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from York University, and am currently employed as a sessional lecturer at Ryerson University and Humber College. Sometimes I find the time to make some music with my friends. Please have a look and listen, and get in touch should you be curious about my work.

Upcoming Shows

17 April 2020, 8 pm
Double album release show
Array Music Studio, 155 Walnut Avenue, Toronto
$10 suggested or PWYC


See Through 4,
False Ghosts, Minor Fears - Marilyn Lerner (piano), Karen Ng (saxophone), Nick Fraser (drums) and Pete Johnston (bass)

Rob Clutton Trio,
Counsel of Primaries - Karen Ng (saxophone), Nick Fraser (drums), and Rob Clutton (bass).

June 19-27 2020
Stranger Still tour of the Maritimes
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Other places to hear my music and see some videos:

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Pete's work has been generously supported by:

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