Peter Hennig graduated from McNally/Smith College of Music with a degree in percussion performance. followed by 2 years of private study with Twin Cities based drummer Dave King. Peter is one of the founding members of Atlantis Quartet and The Fantastic Merlins. Since 2010 he has performed at several European festivals and venues including, the Sons d’hiver festival in Paris, the Atlantique Jazz festival and the Pannonica Jazz festival in northern France, the Kind of Belou Jazz festival in Treignac (with Tony Hymas). In 2011 he received the Twin Cities Best Jazz Award with Atlantis
He’s had original compositions featured on 89.3 The CURRENT, 88.5 KBEM, and 90.3 KFAI. He is a recipient the Minnesota Emerging Composers Award (MECA) in 2010 and McKnight Fellowship (w/the Atlantis Quartet) in 2015. Over the past 15 years Peter has performed with many groups and
artists, including Tony Hymas (Jeff Beck Group, Stanley Clarke), Sheila Ray Charles (Daughter of R&B legend, Ray Charles), Christian Howes, Joel Harrison, Zach Brock (Snarky Puppy), Michael Janisch (Whirlwind
Records), Dr. lonnie Smith, Polly Gibbons, Imani Uzuri, Ben Wendel, Kirk Knuffke, Angelica Sanchez, Daniel Kelly, Dennis Gonzales, Jean-Brice Godet, and many others.