PeteatJPMay07Pete Canter is a professional jazz saxophonist and composer based in the UK. His jazz repertoire draws on bebop, hardbop, latin jazz, and his own contemporary compositions. He is also involved in composing and perfoming in improvised and contemporary music contexts.

He has recorded several well received jazz albums and has played at major U.K. festivals including Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Teignmouth Jazz Festival, Bude Jazz Festival and Exeter Vibraphonic Festival. His bands have supported Polar Bear and Kyle Eastwood and he has played with Iain Ballamy, Christian Brewer, Harry Beckett and many more.

Pete plays tenor, soprano and alto saxophones. He also plays double bass in the excellent EMG Symphony Orchestra.

Pete hosts the Bridge Jazz Club, a popular monthly jazz night at Exeter Phoenix.

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

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


jazz saxophonist, composer, jazz saxophone, jazz sax, Exeter, Devon, Southwest UK