Pete Johnston is a bassist and composer. He was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, and studied composition and bass at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Following a two-year tour of North America with the Johnny Favourite Swing Orchestra, Pete moved to Toronto in 2001 to pursued graduate studies in composition and ethnomusicology at York University. After completing his doctoral studies in 2010 Pete resumed his post behind the bass, studying with renowned bassists Barre Phillips and Gary Peacock and performing in numerous groups around Toronto including Aurochs, See Through Trio, See Through 5, See Through 4 and Stranger Still. Pete currently teaches music at Ryerson University and University of Toronto.