Mark GreliakPosted At 23rd September 2015
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Peter Jones is an experienced and versatile jazz singer who has played all over London and the southeast with some of the UK’s finest musicians. Influenced by the great Mark Murphy, Peter’s mature baritone voice may also remind you of Kurt Elling, Georgie Fame or José James. His two albums to date have received rave reviews from Jazzwise magazine and Jazz FM’s Sarah Ward,
Tonight Peter launches his new album of self-penned tunes, Under The Setting Sun, distributed by Discovery Records.
The new album features Anthony Kerr on vibes, Vasilis Xenopoulos on flute/tenor saxophone, Neil Angilley on piano, Andy Hamill on double bass and Davide Giovannini on drums.
Peter’s previous album Utopia, released in February 2016, also featured Neil and Davide, plus Nigel Price on guitar and Henry Lowther on trumpet, with Misha Mullov-Abbado on double bass. It won plaudits from Jazzwise magazine, BBC 6Music’s Gilles Peterson and Jazz FM’s Sarah Ward, who played tracks on her Dinner Jazz show. Tracks have also been played on BBC Radio London, Soulpower Radio, Radio X (Frankfurt), Meridian FM, Croydon Radio and Marlow FM. And in a year-end poll, London Jazz News’s Mark McKergow named it his CD of 2016.
Peter has been building a reputation as a jazz singer ever since his first album One Way Ticket to Palookaville, was released in 2013, again with Vasilis, Neil and Davide, plus Geoff Gascoyne (bass). ‘Great arrangements… a killer band. This debut album has lots to recommend it,’ reported Jazzwise.
Influenced by the great Mark Murphy, Peter’s mature baritone voice may also remind you of Kurt Elling, Georgie Fame or José James (some have even mentioned Matt Monro). A talented lyricist, he has added words to some jazz classics that didn’t previously have any. With a large and growing repertoire of tunes, he has performed headline gigs at prestigious venues like The Pheasantry, Toulouse Lautrec, The Bull’s Head, The Boaters, Mill Hill Jazz Club, Twickenham Jazz Club, Leamington Jazz Club, The Langham Hotel, The Spice of Life, Oliver’s in Greenwich and Rincon in Richmond, plus guest spots at Ronnie Scott’s and the 606 Club.