Peter "JR" Wasilewski
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|Peter "JR" Wasilewski|
Wasilewski performing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 29, 2008
|Born||May 27, 1976|
|Origin||New Haven, Connecticut, United States|
|Genres||Ska, reggae, punk, rock|
|Labels||Asian Man, No Idea, Capitol, Fat Wreck Chords, Fueled by Ramen, Sire, Sleep It Off Records|
|Associated acts||Less Than Jake, Spring Heeled Jack USA, Four Year Strong, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones|
Peter "JR" Wasilewski, born May 27, 1976 in Wallingford, Connecticut, is the saxophonist for American ska punk band Less Than Jake, and former saxophonist of Connecticut ska band Spring Heeled Jack. During Less Than Jake's set at the Orlando Warped Tour on June 25, 2006, JR's long hair was cut by NOFX bassist, Fat Mike after losing a bet.
Spring Heeled Jack
Wasilewski, a Connecticut native, had his beginnings in the band JC Superska before joining New Haven third wave ska band, Spring Heeled Jack. He played tenor saxophone and provided additional vocals up until their breakup in 2000.
Less Than Jake
After the breakup of Spring Heeled Jack, JR replaced Less Than Jake saxophonist Derron Nuhfer soon after the band's release of Borders and Boundaries in 2000. To avoid the confusion that could happen with having two people named Pete within the band (then-trombonist Pete Anna) being the second),Wasilewski was nicknamed "JR" or Pete Junior. The nickname stuck even following the departure of Pete Anna after the 2001 Warped Tour. The first album he appeared on with the band was 2003's Anthem. He provides vocals as well as saxophone live and when recording.
- Anthem (2003)
- B is for B-sides (2004)
- B is for B-sides (Remixed) (2005)
- In with the Out Crowd (2006)
- Absolution for Idiots and Addicts (EP) (2006)
- GNV FLA (2008)
- Greetings From Less Than Jake (2011)
- Seasons Greetings From Less Than Jake (2012)