A selection of Pete Canter’s current and recent musical projects:
Pete Canter’s Sky Ensemble
A septet featuring sax, flute and strings performing Pete’s 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 has now expanded to it’s present form which features Pete on saxophones, Marius Rudnick on flutes, Lucy Welsman on cello, Iona Collins on violin, 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 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).
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. The trio sometimes includes Pete on sax and double bass.
Pete Canter & Kyle Norgate
A double bass & guitar duo playing dinner jazz in pubs, bistros and other smaller venues: swing, bebop, bossa novas and ballads featuring the superb playing of talented young guitarist Kyle Norgate with Pete on double bass (and sometimes also saxophone).
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
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.