Peter Martin – piano
Robert Hurst – bass
Gregory Hutchinson – drums
Peter Martin is an acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, arranger and educator. His touring career has taken him to six continents numerous times. In addition to solo and small ensemble work as a leader, he currently serves as music director for multiple Grammy award-winning jazz singer *Dianne Reeves*, with whom he tours constantly. Outside of his work with Reeves, Martin has performed, toured, and recorded with *Wynton Marsalis*, *Chris Botti*, *Betty Carter*, *Christian McBride*, and *Joshua Redman* as well as the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. In 2014, he was selected to tour with “Newport Now 60,″ an all-star jazz ensemble that toured nationwide in celebration of the iconic festival’s 60th anniversary.
In January 2011 Martin performed with a select group of jazz artists at the *White House* for a State Dinner hosted by *President Obama*, and was invited to return to perform for the Governors’ Dinner in February 2012 for the first family and other guests.
Martin attended the Juilliard School of Music and is a former member of the faculties of Northwestern University and Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville). He has performed workshops and master classes at institutions worldwide, including Oberlin College, Northwestern University, Duke University, the Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshops, Steinway Piano Gallery, the Rotterdam Conservatory, and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music.
“One of the most underrated pianists in jazz today…Martin plays with the kind of daring and excitement that marks a distinctive personality on the keyboard.” – Washington Post
“Peter is a complete pianist, performing with maturity well beyond his years.” – Ellis Marsalis
“Peter Martin’s artistry is nothing short of extraordinary. To sing with him is sublime. To listen to him play is a transcendent experience.” – Dianne Reeves