New Album Vlog #1

My 1st vlog on the creative process on creating new compositions for the album. You can be a part of the process:...

Brewer, Martin To Debut Work At 9/11 Commemoration

By ERICA SMITH Christine Brewer Credit Christian Steiner     Soprano Christine Brewer, jazz pianist Peter Martin and jazz vocalist Denise Thimes will perform Sunday with ensembles from various faith communities in an annual 9/11 commemoration concert. AUDIO...

Peter Martin Brings Piano Skills To The Garden, Kranzberg

By TERRY PERKINS Pianist Peter Martin has a busy week of rehearsals and performances here in St. Louis this week. The University City resident will kick off the annual Whitaker Music Festival Wednesday evening, June 4, then follow that with a concert at the Kranzberg...

Newport jazz comes to the Sheldon

By Calvin Wilson Even if you’re not into jazz, chances are you’ve heard of the Newport Jazz Festival, an annual summer event that became legendary for showcasing some of the genre’s biggest names. The gathering in the resort town of Newport, R.I., also set the...

The Real Ambassadors

Pianist Peter Martin will lead the first-ever New York staging of Dave Brubeck’s rarely-heard masterwork The Real Ambassadors on April 11-12, 2014 in The Allen Room as part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dave Brubeck Festival. For more information on the program,...
KSDK Feature (Ch. 5 NBC)

KSDK Feature (Ch. 5 NBC)

By Heidi Glaus ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - To say music was just in Peter Martin’s blood would be a bit of an understatement. “My mother is a world-renowned Suzuki violin teacher. My dad plays piano and viola. He played in the St. Louis Symphony for many...

Q&A with Peter Martin (Ladue News)

  PHOTO BY SARAH CROWDER Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:00 pm By Brittany Nay As a teenager, Peter Martin would get up an hour-and-half before school to practice jazz, then go right back to his piano after the last bell rang. All that dedication certainly...

New York Times: Jazz Listings for Dec. 21-27

Christian McBride and Inside Straight (Friday through Sunday) Mr. McBride, an effortlessly charismatic bassist, focuses on his steamroller version of the hard-bop tradition with Inside Straight, which released a smart album, “Kind of Brown” (Mack Avenue), in 2009. He...

Concert review: Romero Lubambo and Peter Martin

On a cold winter’s night, the soothing sounds of Brazilian finger-style guitar and festive New Orleans jazz warmed up St. Louis as Peter Martin returned to the Sheldon with friend Romero Lubambo for a memorable merger of two different yet soulful flavors of...
Dianne Reeves – review Ronnie Scott’s, London

Dianne Reeves – review Ronnie Scott’s, London

Dianne Reeves is often considered the torch-bearer of the great Sarah Vaughan‘s operatic-jazz legacy. But if the names of Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald are often invoked as proof of her class, Reeves has been open to a wider world than jazz. Since her early years...

Peter Martin Music welcomes Romero Lubambo to the Sheldon

 October 31, 2012 3:23 pm  •  By Kevin C. Johnson kjohnson@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8191 Peter Martin and Latin jazz artist Romero Lubambo team up for the next Peter Martin Music event, taking place at 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Tickets are $30-$35...

The Sheldon Celebrates 100th with Pianist Peter Martin

The Sheldon turned 100 years old last week, and celebrated the occasion with some of the best musicians known today. St. Louis’ own Peter Martin was commissioned to write an original composition, titled “This Present Past,” which was featured at the concert hall’s...

Peter Martin composes a piece for Sheldon centennial

September 06, 2012 8:00 am  •  BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON • Post-Dispatch Pop Music Critic • kjohnson@post-dispatch.com > 314-340-8191 Composing an original piece for the Sheldon Concert Hall’s 100th anniversary can’t come easily, but Peter Martin is getting through it....
Best Jazz Artist – 2012

Best Jazz Artist – 2012

Raised in University City, Peter Martin was able to establish himself as a first-call jazz pianist while living in New Orleans during the 1990s and early 2000s, and it’s a testament to his talent that he’s continued to be a much-in-demand sideman after...

NPR Music Favorite Sessions: Duo w/Christian McBride

In the first generation of bebop musicians, Ray Brown was king of the jazz bass. Today, the “go-to” jazz bassist is Christian McBride, so we were delighted to have McBride stop by the KPLU studios for a performance with pianist Peter Martin. McBride...

University City pianist took note of parents’ careers

Peter Martin, jazz pianist from University City  Peter Martin, 41 • Jazz pianist, music teacher and musical director and arranger. FAMILY • Married to Kelly (Sledge) Martin, owner of Café Martin Catering. Three children: Ian, 19, who lives in Boulder, Colo., and is...

2012 St. Louis Arts Awards honorees named

ART HONOREES: Jazz pianist Peter Martin, artistic director Joan Lipkin and actress Linda Kennedy, along with three organizations that have made significant contributions to the arts, will be honored on Jan. 23 as recipients of the 2012 St. Louis Arts Awards. The Arts...