A selection of Pete Canter’s current and recent projects:

Pete Canter’s Sky Ensemble

An ensemble of 4-7 players featuring strings performing Pete’s original music: contemporary European style jazz with flavours of folk, latin and classical music.

Sky Ensemble (sextet) Left to right Iona Padel Collins viola, Gary Evans drums, Pete Canter saxophone, Matt Johns keys, Jim Rintoul double bass, Lucy Welsman cello
Sky at St Lawrence cropped
Sky Ensemble (quartet) Left to right Lucy Welsman cello, Valere Speranza double bass, Pete Canter saxophone, Matt Johns keys







The septet version of the Sky Ensemble with Matt Johns keys, Marius Rudnick flute, Iona Collins violin, Lucy Welsman cello, Gary Evans drums, Pasquale Votino double bass

Pete Canter Quartet


High-intensity straight-ahead hardbop and latin jazz drawing on Pete’s well crafted originals and choice standards, a regular at jazz venues and festivals. The current line up 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 Pete’s original tunes.

Trio 43

A new band playing Pete’s original compositions arranged for cello, sax, guitar and double bass with Lucy Welsman cello & bass, Kyle Norgate guitar and Pete on saxophone and double bass.


Art House Trio

trio on pride of exmouthAHT mkII Artigiano






Pete 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. A second version of the band has Julie Yount on vocals and Matt Johns on keys.

Bridge Jazz Club

Popular monthly jazz club in Exeter organised by Pete Canter. More details here.