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,...

Sheldon 100th Anniversary Celebration

I am honored and excited to be composing a commissioned piece for the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, MO. The world premiere of “This Present Past” will be October 11, 2012 and will feature a poem by Howard Nemerov...

#19: Bebop/Donna Lee

Excerpt from full length lesson on Bebop soloing from acclaimed jazz pianist Peter Martin’s Online Lessons: OpenStudioNetwork.com

White House State Dinner

I had the honor of performing two songs with Dianne Reeves for the White House State Dinner when President Obama welcomed Chinese President Hu Jintao on Jan. 19, 2011. It was great to be part of an amazing group of jazz musicians that evening: Herbie Hancock, Dianne...

Set List – Strayhorn, Monk & Wonder

Here’s the set list from our June 4 Trio concert at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis. I’ve included links to some reference recordings that I enjoy and recommend, and I’d love to hear your feedback on the show and series in the comments below....

Peter on STL Public Radio

Here’s the audio from Peter’s appearance yesterday on St. Louis Public Radio’s Cityscape program. He is discussing next Friday’s Peter Martin Trio concert at the Sheldon Concert Hall featuring the music of Billy Strayhorn, Thelonius Monk, and...

#15: Velocity

Some practice techniques for developing velocity in your improvising. OpenStudioNetwork.com

PM Music LIVE Kicks Off!

I had an amazing time last night with Dianne Reeves at the Sheldon. The audience was incredible – Dianne asked me backstage “Where did you find such a hip crowd?” I’m already looking forward to the next show on April 2. We’re going to...

Peter Martin Music LIVE!

TONIGHT! (FRIDAY Feb. 5) at 8pm TICKETS AVAILABLE THRU METROTIX OR AT THE DOOR Peter Martin Music: The Duo February 5th, 8pm The Sheldon Concert Hall 3648 Washington Ave, St. Louis,...

St. Louis Musicians for HAITI

I’m excited and honored to be performing as part of the upcoming St. Louis Musicians for Haiti concert at the Sheldon Concert Hall of Feb. 9 (Tuesday) at 7:30pm. The concert will be hosted by Julius Hunter and features a plethora of wonderful artists: Brian...

Chicago Session

Video from the studio we’ve been recording at the last two days with up and coming Chicago jazz vocalist Andrew Distel.

Happy 2010!

Coming to your from the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis where I’m preparing for Peter Martin Music: Live! The first concert is Feb. 5 featuring a duo with Dianne Reeves.

Sao Paulo, Brazil Concert

Footage from the Dianne Reeves band  backstage and on the gig at the Parque de Independencia in Sao Paulo, Brazil as part of the Telefonica Open Jazz Series. Also footage of Buddy Guy with Dianne Reeves sitting in. Next episode will be the Churrascaria! If you have...

I Need Your Help!

I’m starting a new jazz series in St. Louis – casual, interactive, and at a real cool venue. I’ll be bringing to town some amazing guests/friends, interesting combinations of folks, duos, etc. – it should be a lot of fun. But, I need a GREAT...

#13: Bass Line Independence

Practice techniques for developing a strong, independent left hand bass line. I use the example of DOCTOR JAZZ from my solo piano Set of Five. OpenStudioNetwork.com

Slovakia, here I come

I’m on my way to Slovakia for a short tour with the Christian McBride trio featuring a great young drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. We are performing twice in Slovakia and then in Vienna, Austria on Sunday. Always a treat to play music with great players and people!...

Mark Whitfield's "Songs of Wonder"

I just got a chance to check out Mark Whitfield’s new “Songs of Wonder” CD – I highly recommend, and not just because yours truly is featured on a couple of tunes.  I think that those of you who love interesting combinations of musicians...

Cayenne, French Guyana

We finally made it to Cayenne today – looking forward to the performance tonight with Christian McBride & Inside Straight at the Jazz Festival. Video from walking around town (the usual) and soundcheck.

#11: Voicing Melodies

Tips and discussion of voicing melodies with chordal accompaniment – and a Chopin Etude for reference. OpenStudioNetwork.com