Acclaimed Pianist Pete Rende has lived and worked out of New York since 1998 as a highly respected band leader and sideman. He has toured, recorded and played with groups lead by Kurt Rosenwinkle, Chris Cheek, Bill McHenry, Dave Douglas, Aaron Parks, Mark Turner, Guillermo Klein, Sabina Scuibba, Thomas Morgan, Ted Poor, Jeff Ballard, Marlon Browden, Ben Monder, Alan Hampton, Christina Courtin and Lage Lund.
Praise for his music includes the New York Times, who stated Rende has "a gift for establishing mood and atmosphere". As a member of the group Plainville, Timeout wrote “…[Rende’s] work in the folk-jazz combo Plainville has made us swoon in recent years".
Rende sharpened his teeth after graduating from the Berklee College of Music as a sideman for the likes of Chris Cheek and Bill McHenry, as well as Singer/Songwriters Rebecca Martin, Chiara Civello and Jen Chapin.
As a Producer, Mix and Recording engineer, he has worked with some of the top artists on todays jazz scene, including the Bad Plus, Joshua Redman, Ethan Iverson, Jeff Ballard, Rebecca Martin, Bill McHenry, Reid Anderson, John Ellis, Alan Hampton and Josh Mease to name a few.