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. Pete plays tenor, soprano and alto saxophones.

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 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.


COMING UP:  Pete Canter’s Sky Ensemble at Teignmouth Jazz Festival. Contemporary jazz meets folk. Pete’s original compositions for cello & jazz quartet. Pete Canter – soprano & tenor saxes; Lucy Welsman – cello; Matt Johns – keys; Jim Rintoul – double bass; Gary Evans – drums. Fri 18th Nov Teignmouth Social Club 5.30-7.30pm £12



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