Welcome to my NEW website.  Check out the navigation above for various sections of the website.  If you want to see and hear some of my arrangements that are for sale, go to the Store page under the Arranging tab.  Be sure to sign up for my mailing list to get information on new releases and updates to the website.  I hope you enjoy your visit.

the latest project

original arrangements and compositions for big band

Few big-band albums in recent memory have been more pleasurable to hear and evaluate than The Third Quarter. With Pierro's irrepressible charts setting the course and his masterful orchestra giving them life, the session fairly bristles with energy and enthusiasm, amplified by the dexterity and magnetism of Pierro's creative power. Easily recommended.” - Jack Bowers

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What's New

I had the honor and privilege to produce a recording of big band arrangements for my friend Jim Levendis.  The CD was released posthumously on June 30, 2022.  Jim passed away on March 20th of this year after a thankfully short, battle with ALS.  You can hear samples and purchase the CD here.

My CD, The Third Quarter has gotten an enthusiastic and positive response with airplay and reviews.  It has been reviewed by and Jack Bowers and Edward Blanco at All About Jazz, Joe Lang for Jersey Jazz and Ross Boissoneau for Something Else!  Special thanks to the Bucks County Community College Committee on Cultural Affairs for help funding part of this project.

I've been attending the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop since September of 2018 and as a result I have some new compositions/arrangements for big band.   Most of my arrangements are available either on the Store page or at one of three sites.  Check out J.W. Pepper, Marina Music or Sheet Music Plus.

I have an arrangement for big band available on the Store page titled No More, No Less. It is a jazz ballad featuring alto saxophone.  It has been recorded and I also got a chance to hear it played by The Water Gap Jazz Orchestra.  They sounded great and were pleased with the chart.  It is based on an assignment given to me by Phil Woods.  Unfortunately, he never got to hear it.  That's what happens when you wait 30 years to do your homework.  No More, No Less is a tribute to the master, Phil Woods.


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