Musical Projects

A selection of my current and recent musical projects:
Pete Canter’s Sky Ensemble

A sextet/septet featuring sax, flute and strings performing my original music: contemporary European style jazz with flavours of folk, latin and classical music. Originally a quartet, then a quintet which recorded the excellent “Strange Bird” album, the ensemble is presently a sextet with myself on saxophones, Marius Rudnick on flutes, Peter Tamblyn on cello, Matt Johns on keys, Jim Rintoul on double bass & Gary Evans on drums.

Pete Canter Quartet

High-intensity straight-ahead hardbop and latin jazz drawing on well crafted originals and choice standards, a regular at jazz venues and festivals. The current line up usually features the excellent Matt Johns (keys), Jim Rintoul (double bass) and Gary Evans (drums).

Pete Canter Trio/Duo

Working regularly in smaller venues and at private functions with a number of different musicians, usually a keyboard player and double bassist, the duo/trio has a large repertoire ranging from mainstream to contemporary standards, latin jazz and my original tunes.

Art House Trio

I’m on sax with James Clemas on vocals and keys and Jim Rintoul on double bass. The trio plays swing, bebop and latin jazz and features tight sax & vox unisons and unusual twists and turns. Demos here.



South West City Swing

A good time jazz band led by Miles Davis on sax & vocals, Andy Stark on trumpet, Peter Tamblyn keys, Matt Evans drums and myself on double bass. Demos here



Acoustic jazz trio with minimal amplification featuring Marius Rudnick on flute, James Shipway on nylon-string guitar and myself on upright bass. Suitable for small venues and situations where you want a quiet band. Demos here. Contact me if you are interested in booking this trio