Peter Edwards

Peter received a Masters degree in Jazz at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Gary Crosby OBE gave Peter the opportunity to improve his compositional and performance skills through Tomorrow’s Warriors’ young artist development programme. Peter started recording and touring with Abram Wilson Quartet. He has since gone on to work alongside Rhythmica, Nicola Emmanuelle, and Zara McFarlane. “Edwards was a true star… McCoy Tyner’s intensity mixed with flashes Wynton Kelly urbanity” Jazzwise Magazine. In 2010, Peter formed his own piano trio and released Jazzlotion E.P. Help Musicians awarded him a Development Award in the following year to support his band’s growth. Peter recorded his debut trio album, ‘Safe and Sound’ in the studio in 2013. The album received glowing reviews, including 4* in MOJO and 4* in The Evening Standard. It also received 3* in The Guardian. “Edward’s energetic playing- filled with emphatic chording and Latin grooves, and romantic cinematic themes” John Fordham, The Guardian Selection For Edition IX Of Serious’ Take Five talent program provided him the skills necessary to maximize the success of his debut album. The group was invited to play at the Montreal Jazz Festival in July 2015. This showcase was presented by the PRS Foundation and BBC Introducing. The performance was recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Jamie Cullum’s Radio 2 programmes. “The warm and engaging Edwards is smartly dressed with characteristically rippling and blissful tremolos. His music flows effortlessly through a sophisticated piano language that evokes Pershing period Ahmad Jamal as well as the early acoustic years Herbie Hancock. Steven Graham Peter enjoys working with artists from all genres within and outside of the music industry. He has collaborated with QBSmith (South African House producer), Corine D’hondee, Shlomo (beatboxing artist), and Emma Godebska (visual artists). “What if?” was a collaboration between poetry and music with Lemn Silssay MBE. It was broadcast on Channel 4’s 3-minute wonders. Later, the film was made into a video installation called “Art of a changing World”, which was an exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts 2009. Peter has recently presented a solo electronic composition for the 2014 EFG London jazz festival, supporting pianist Kris Bowers at London’s XOYO. Peter is currently working on a his second trio album due to be released in sSummer 2016. from

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