Pete Canter is an accomplished jazz saxophonist, upright bass player and flautist and a composer of original jazz and contemporary music. His jazz repertoire draws upon swing, bebop and latin jazz standards and originals.

Pete first played on the 1980s London jazz scene, then in Wales during the 1990s, before moving to the Southwest in 2001. He has established himself on the local jazz scene and further afield as a fine saxophone player, composer and band leader responsible for a string of creative projects. Pete has recorded several well received jazz albums and has played at major U.K. festivals including Cheltenham and Teignmouth Jazz Festivals.

For 13 years up until December 2023, Pete hosted the Bridge Jazz Club, a popular monthly jazz night at Exeter Phoenix. He has recently launched a new club, Jazz at The Mermaid in Gandy St, Exeter which meets on the first Wednesday each month.

Pete is a Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and a composer member of the Performing Rights Society.

 “…..an inventive soloist with a distinctive sound……” Ian Mann, The Jazzmann.

jazz saxophonist, composer, jazz saxophone, jazz sax, upright bass, jazz flute, Exeter, Devon, Southwest UK