Peter "JR" Wasilewski

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Peter "JR" Wasilewski
Wasilewski performing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 29, 2008
Background information
Born (1976-05-27) May 27, 1976 (age 41)
Origin New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Genres Ska, reggae, punk, rock
Instruments Saxophone
Years active 1995–present
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,[1] and former saxophonist of Connecticut ska bands JC Superska and Spring Heeled Jack.

Spring Heeled Jack[edit]

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[edit]

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.


Spring Heeled Jack

Less Than Jake


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Biography: Less Than Jake". Allmusic. Retrieved 31 August 2010.