Double Bass

As well as his main instrument the saxophone, Pete plays double bass. He originally took up the instrument with the aim of playing with a classical orchestra and he joined the double bass section of the excellent EMG Symphony Orchestra in 2013. Pete continued to play with the orchestra until 2016 and studied classical playing with several teachers including David Heyes and Yuri Goloubev. Since then he has concentrated on playing jazz bass and has gone on to gig with a number of excellent Southwest musicians including guitarists Kyle Norgate and Jesse Molins and multi-instrumentalist Marius Rudnick. Pete has also worked  with cellist & pianist Peter Tamblyn at Calstock Arts and Ashburton Arts playing both double bass and saxophone on these gigs. Pete is a member of the house trio at Red Pendulum Jazz, a new jazz night at Exeter Phoenix to be held on the 3rd Wednesday each month from January 2019.

Pete presently has a new double bass under construction.

Kyle Norgate guitar & Pete Canter double bass, Butterleigh Inn Sept 2017
Pete with Finnish double bassist Teppo Hauta-aha shortly after playing Pete’s original composition Koivu ja Kataja. Photo courtesy of Katrien Bos

 

EMG double bass section in rehearsal

 

 

 

 

 

EMG Symphony Orchestra in concert The Great Hall, University of Exeter Nov 2014. Photo courtesy of Nigel Cheffers-Heard & Paula Fernley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jazz, double bass, Devon U.K.