Finn Peters (flute, alto sax, percussion); Alisdair Cherry (guitar); Tom Cawley (keyboards, piano); Tom Herbert (bass); Tom Skinner (drums, percussion); Mathew Yee-King (laptop).
Sat 12 July 2008 20:15 - 21:30 Murray
Flutist and saxophonist Finn Peters is one of the most remarkable musicians on the British jazz scene. He is an extraordinarily versatile young talent. In 2006, his album Su-Ling made quite a splash in the British media. The leading jazz magazine Jazzwise called the CD 'a work of poise and maturity'. Peters, who was born in Devon, first studied at Durham University before transferring to a jazz program at the Guildhall School of Music in London. Immediately after completing his studies he went on tour with soul star Jhelisa Anderson. In the years that followed he regularly popped up working with house DJs, and also explored funk, and Latin and classical music. Although in recent years the majority of his more commercial music was heard on dance floors (jazz funk with met hip-hop beats) with Su-Ling he returned to true jazz. And with success: last year Finn's Finntett won the BBC Jazz Award for Best Band.