Pete Canter is a jazz saxophonist, teacher and composer based in Devon in the UK. His jazz repertoire draws on bebop, hardbop, latin jazz, and his own contemporary compositions. His prime focus is to compose and play new music be it jazz, contemporary classical music or experimental and improvised music.
He has recorded several jazz albums and has played at major U.K. festivals including Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Teignmouth Jazz Festival, Bude Jazz Festival, Hayne Barton Jazz Festival, Taunton Jazz Festival, Pontypool Jazz in the Park, Exeter Vibraphonic, Summer and Autumn Festivals, and the North Devon Festival. His bands have supported Polar Bear and Kyle Eastwood and he has played with Iain Ballamy, Christian Brewer, Harry Beckett, Ted Beament, and many more. Pete plays tenor, soprano and alto saxophones and gives private saxophone lessons in Exeter.
Pete runs the Bridge Jazz Club, a popular monthly jazz night at Exeter Phoenix. He also play drums in jazz and free improvisation contexts, congas in his latin jazz band Lightflight, and double bass in the excellent EMG Symphony Orchestra.
Read Pete’s blog at www.petecanter.wordpress.com
“…..an inventive soloist with a distinctive sound……” Ian Mann, The Jazzmann.