Peter Jones – Jazz Singer
Vocal shenanigans in the jazz idiom
Peter Jones is a well-established jazz singer based in London. He gigs regularly at jazz clubs there and throughout the south-east. His three albums to date have received excellent reviews, with tracks played on Jazz London Radio, Jazz FM, Worldwide FM and several other stations in the UK and overseas.
London Jazz News said of his 2017 album Under the Setting Sun: ‘The level of creativity and skill on offer makes this a valuable and important collection for anyone remotely interested in contemporary jazz singing and songwriting.’
He has recorded and performed with some of the top names in British jazz, including Roger Beaujolais, Andrew Cleyndert, Duncan Eagles, Leon Greening, Andy Hamill, Alex Hutton, Anthony Kerr, Mornington Lockett, Henry Lowther, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Nigel Price and Vasilis Xenopoulos, and he recently performed with both the Remix Jazz Orchestra and the Somethin’ Else Big Band. In October 2019 Peter recorded a new album of original tunes with an all-star 8-piece band, including Ross Stanley, Sophie Alloway, Graeme Flowers, Nick Mills and Will Fry .
This is Hip, Peter’s acclaimed, award-winning biography of the American jazz singer Mark Murphy, was published by Equinox in March 2018 (see reviews). It won a prize in the 2019 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research, and has also been nominated for the Woody Guthrie Award. He is currently working on a new biography of the singer Jon Hendricks.
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L I V E
Wednesday 9 January – The Barley Mow, Shepperton
Tuesday 15 January – Twickenham Jazz Club
Friday 15 February – Toulouse Lautrec, London SE11
Thursday 28 February – Arundel Jazz Club
Thursday 7 March – Googlies, Enfield
Wednesday 27 March – St Martin in the Fields, London WC2
Sunday 28 April – The Beech House, Hampton Hill
Sunday 19 May (2pm) – private party
Sunday 9 June (2pm) – Three Guineas, Reading
Tuesday 18 June – East Grinstead Jazz Club
Thursday 4 July – Magpie & Parrot, Shinfield
Wednesday 24 July – The Barley Mow, Shepperton
Wednesday 7 August – Strawberry Hill Golf Club
Sunday 8 September – The Boaters, Kingston
Friday 18 October – Chichester Jazz Club
Thursday 21 November – Future Inn, Bristol
Saturday 30 November – The Angel, Woolhampton
Tuesday 14 January – Twickenham Jazz Club