Peter plays in a number of different ensembles and in a wide variety of styles. In 2016, here are the ways to hear Peter play live. To book any of the groups below or to book him as a solo performer, contact him here.
As a virtuosic jazz and blues pianist and singer/songwriter, Peter performs on his own in many contexts: from background piano at special events (e.g. wedding receptions, dinners, conferences) to solo concerts and special performances at seniors' residences. Here are two samples of Peter's solo artistry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxEMYWt_t_o and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5cEe0Sw2E0
In 2015, Peter and singer/actor Julie Kevan began working together, performing a series of house concerts at different Lanark County locations. Joining Julie's powerful and adaptable voice to Peter's strong piano work and mellow voice, the duo performs jazz classics, hits from recent Broadway shows, old-time country and even current hits. Listen here for one of our performances.
Peter Brown Jazz Trio
In 2016, Peter has been playing on the third Saturday evening of every month in the bar of the Waterfront Gastropub in Carleton Place, Ontario. Peter, along with a drummer and acoustic bassist, plays standards, jazz classics and originals in this intimate setting. The trio plays other events from time to time as well.
Peter Brown Quartet
This very popular group (trumpet, piano, bass, drums) has been playing monthly in Carleton Place, Ontario since 2011, always to a full house of enthusiastic fans. These Thursday night performances now take place at the Queen's Hotel at 6 pm on the first Thursday of the month -- best to make a reservation if you want to attend. The band plays standards, jazz classics and originals and released a CD, Beautiful Love, of its most popular tunes in 2014. The quartet performs elsewhere also: recent performances include the Merrickville JazzFest in 2014, the Stewart Park Festival (Perth) in 2015 and the Ottawa International Jazz Festival in 2016.
Peter has been the keyboard player for this Ottawa Valley blues-rock quintet since 2011. The band plays classics from the '60s (Hendrix, Beatles, Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, etc), some Chicago blues as well as originals by Brown, bassist Grant Tomkinson and guitarist Larry Wayne Church (the band also includes percussionists Tom Martel and James States). The self-titled The Rockerfellas CD was released in 2015. Here's a promotional video for the band, featuring Peter on piano and organ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uFjM6LC9Xk
The Life Of Pearls
The Life Of Pearls is an entirely original singer/songwriter act featuring the beautiful vocals of lead singer Shann Bailey, the poetry, songwriting and guitar of Timothy Trieste and Peter's piano work. At a Life Of Pearls concert, songs are connected by a philosophical and poetic multimedia narrative in which themes such as Einstein, Carl Jung, modern art, quantum theory, and the meaning of existence all figure into a kind of imaginative and musical TED Talk. It’s an evening of very groovy pop music for the heart and mind. The band's first studio album is due for release in the summer of 2016 -- here's a preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZwfWPc_DBw