Peter FraizeTerry SeabrookSat 8th July, 7.30pm
- Peter Fraize saxophone
- Terry Seabrook piano
Peter and Terry will be playing a number of original Atlanticus tracks arranged especially for the living room as well as interpretations of well known, popular jazz standards – it promises to be quite the ‘soundscape’, a very special evening!
As both a saxophonist and composer, Peter’s music draws from deep within the jazz tradition as well as rock and world music.
Raised in Northern Virginia, Peter took up the saxophone age nine. He formed his first jazz group at age sixteen and attended the New England Conservatory of Music before transferring to the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands, to study with Dutch saxophonist Leo van Oostrom. While in Holland he also studied with the late tenor legend Sal Nistico.
He has worked with numerous bands including jazz vocalist Sharón Clark and the Larry Brown Quintet, whose ‘Hard Bop Cafe’ won the ‘Wammie’ for best jazz recording. Peter’s varied career includes touring / recording with his own projects including ‘Stickman’ and the ‘Peter Fraize Quintet’ and performing/recording with ‘The Emptys’, Brazilian Jazz group ‘Origem’ and quintet ‘Scapes’, playing at the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Heineken and Gouda Jazz Festivals, and many other venues throughout Western Europe.
Peter is based in Washington, USA and is the director of jazz studies at George Washington University.
Terry studied music at Sussex University with a year scholarship to study jazz at Eastman School of Music in NY. His performing career started in 1985 touring Europe and the Middle East with US jazz singer Joe Lee Wilson.
Since then his professional career has taken him round the world with various jazz combos and he’s also performed with his own Latin group Cubana Bop, touring and recording 3 albums over 20 years with a variety of Latin-jazz artists including Snowboy, Dave Valentin, & Pucho. Terry’s career highlights include playing the Royal Festival Hall and Barbican Centre, as well as performing in Iraq, Romania, Morocco, Cyprus, Sicily and France. He has also performed with Archie Shepp and Chet Baker Harry Edison, Joe Newman, Sonny Stitt and Jimmy Witherspoon.
Terry is very active (a rock!) in the local music scene in Brighton with various jazz projects, both as a musician / composer and educator.