Billy Peterson, the Minneapolis Groove Master, is featured in Bassplayer.com
In the midst of his nearly nonstop gig schedule, Billy Peterson was interviewed by Jon Regen. The article talks about Peterson’s dynamic playing that has been featured on recordings and tours by artists such as the Righteous Brothers, Bob Dylan, Steve Miller, and most recently, the Dave King Trio, and many more. But read the full article yourself here.
Billy Peterson will be performing once again at the annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival.
Please check back soon for details on Billy´s performances.
This year marks the Twin Cities Jazz Festival 19th edition. It was created in 1999 to celebrate jazz, making this quintessentially American music available free of charge to everyone. The 2017 Twin Cities Jazz Festival officially starts on June 22nd and runs until June 24th. For the 2016 festival, some 90,000 jazz-lovers and jazz-curious mingled in and around Mears Park located in St. Paul´s vibrant Lowertown district.
The Dave King Trio is announcing a set of six shows in three US states.
The fellow Minnesota natives Bill Carrothers (piano), Dave King (drums) and Billy Peterson (bass) will be hitting the stage on Mon 5/15 and Tue 5/16 in Minneapolis, MN, on Wed 5/17 in Milwaukee, WI, on Fri 5/19 and Sat 5/20 in Chicago, IL, and on Sun 5/21 in Madison, WI.
"Their interplay is luxuriant and atmospheric without sacrificing jazz invention, which is why a song like Ornette Colemans classic Lonely Woman is so clearly in their wheelhouse." Britt Robson, The Star Tribune
Watch out for upcoming performances of Billy Peterson at the SFJAZZ in San Francisco and the Baked Potato in Studio City.
The Anna Mjöll Allstar Sextet will be back on stage at the Baked Potato in Studio City, CA on Friday February 24. Besides Anna on the mic and Billy on upright bass, the stage will be filled by Bill Cunliffe on Keys, Clayton Cameron on Drums, Joe Elliot on Guitar and Brandon Fields on Sax.
The first show starts 9.30pm, the second show at 11.30pm. Advance tickets are available here.
The ECM Fest at the San Francisco Jazz Organization (SFJAZZ) is running from February 23 to 26 with double-bills each night. On Sunday, the last evening of the ECM Fest, the stage will be first filled by the Wolfgang Muthspiel Quartet before the Dave King Trio is taking over the stage.
The Trio´s line up includes besides Billy Peterson on Bass, Bill Carrothers on piano and Dave King on Drums.
More information and tickets available here.
The next European tour of the acclaimed Dave King Trio is kicking off next week Tuesday in Vienna, Austria.
Besides Austria, this tour brings the trio to Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France and ends on February 1 in Lugano, Switzerland
The group plays off of each other magically and is truly a treat to watch as they take on originals and inventive arrangements of standards. Or in the words of the The New York Times: "They take a noticeably free approach to rhythm, the results are worthwhile."
Minnesota's "First Family of Music" releases a brand new compilation called "Legacy."
The 14 track compilation includes songs from each family member, including previously unreleased tracks.
The track list includes Placid Paul (Billy Peterson), You Got To Be Somewhere (Linda Peterson) , Broken Arrow (Paul Peterson), The Shadow of Your Smile (Patty Peterson), Body and Soul (Jason Peterson DeLaire), Lost in the Stars (Ricky Peterson) and many more!
If you want to purchase it click HERE.
Billy Peterson is on the road again with the Ben Sidran Quartet. The European live dates for Fall 2016 are listed below.