• 1972 – 1976

    New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1970 – 1980

    playing in blues and funky bands with artists such as B. B. King, Maynard Fergusion, Kool and the Gang band etc.

  • 1986 – 1989

    University of Massachusetts, Boston, private lessons with Carl Swift

  • 1986 – 1993

    member of the Metro Jazz Ensemble Boston, widely touring USA, Canada, Poland, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic etc.

  • 1990 – 1999

    teacher of jazz improvisation, saxophone and jazz history at the University of Massachusetts, Boston

  • 1996 – 1999

    teacher at the North Shore Community College, Boston and Chopin Conservatory, Boston

  • 1994

    founded the Peter Cardarelli Quartet (Peter Cardarelli – tenor saxophone, Ondrej Krajňák – piano, Jozef Brisuda – double bass, Jozef Döme – drums), with whom he appeared at numerous festivals : Jazz Prešov (1998, 1999, 2000), Bratislava Jazz Days (2000), Jazz Under the Castle – Trenčín (2001), Jazz & Blues Fest Levice (2000), Košice jazz fest, festivals abroad: Bologna Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest, All American College Jazz Fest, Boston Jazz etc.

  • 1998

    cooperating with Igor Bázlik writing the jazz cantata The Wail of Jeremiah (music: I. Bázlik, text: M. Rúfus, based on the Bible)

  • currently lives in Slovakia, cooperating with prominent Slovak jazz musicians