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On Tour in Italy

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news14.02 DaveKingTrioBilly Peterson is on his way to Italy, where he hits the stage with the Dave King Trio. The tour takes him together with his bandmates Bill Carrothers (piano) and David King (drums) to the northern part of Italy - performances are scheduled in several cities, among them are Naples, Palermo, Ferrara, Calabria, Vicenza, and others.

After the huge success of their first album "I´ve Been Ringing You" (2012) the trio will produce a second album later this year.

On Fall Tour with Ben Sidran

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news13.10 BenSidran-BillyPetersonBilly Peterson just took off to join Ben Sidran on his Fall Tour "Don't Cry For No Hipster", which brings them to London, Copenhagen, Paris, Barcelona and Madrid. The band also includes Bob Rockwell on saxophone and Leo Sidran on drums.

For those of you that are not familiar with Ben Sidran, he is a pianist, producer, singer and composer, who has recorded 35 solo albums, including the Grammy nominated Concert for Garcia Lorca, and produced for such noted artists such as Van Morrison, Diana Ross, Rickie Lee Jones, Mose Allison or Steve Miller. Sidran is also widely recognized as the host of National Public Radio’s landmark jazz series “Jazz Alive”, which received a Peabody Award, and as the host of VH-1 television’s “New Visions” series, which received the Ace Award for best music series.

Touring schedule: London: October 27, 30, 31 / Copenhagen: November 1, 2 / Paris: November 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 / Brive: November 11 / Barcelona: November 15, 16 / Madrid: November 18 - 24

At New York's Village Vanguard

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news13.10 BillyPeterson-BillCarrothers-DaveKing TrioLast year, Billy Peterson made the album “I’ve Been Ringing You” together with drummer Dave King and pianist Bill Carrothers, which was recorded at a Minnesotan church. The full-length album shows a deep fondness for the jazz tradition, it investigates moody standards and American Songbook ballads, mostly slow and medium-tempo ballads, in rough-hewn textures. Critics just love it.

Now the New York's Village Vanguard, one of the world's preeminent jazz venues, brought the trio in for a full week in September. WBGO and NPR Music present a live video webcast and a radio broadcast of the Trio on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET. To listen, click here.

Back from the tour with Ben Sidran

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news13.08 BenSidran-SummertourBilly Peterson just came back from the Summer Tour of his longtime friend and collaborator Ben Sidran. They started in Madison, Wisconsin, but soon went over to Tokyo, Japan, before returning back to the US for forther performances that were ending in Peterson´s hometown Minneapolis, Minnesota. For this tour they were on the road mainly in July and August 2013.

It won´t take too long before hitting the road again with Ben Sidran for his Fall Tour that brings them to Europe, with performances in Copenhagen, London, Paris, Barcelona and Madrid. Concert dates will be End of October and all through November 2013.

Welcome to my new site

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news13.08 BillyPeterson-WelcomeHi everybody, welcome to my new offical website. I am excited to share this space with all of you. So peek around, see what´s new, and I hope you stay a while. You can find all my latest news, my discography, my biography, my picture gallery, and a few other topics in-between.

Thanks so much for swinging over! I’m so happy to have you here! Stay tuned and check back regularly for more updates!