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Pete Jeavons

''performer, arranger, composer, producer''

Active as a professional musician for over 20 years, Pete is an in-demand bassist performing regularly across a wide range of styles on both Double Bass and Electric Bass Guitar. Pete has performed throughout the world, and he has shared the stage with many well known artists including Michel Legrand, Mark Murphy, Hank Marvin, The Brodsky Quartet, Gary Bartz, Geoffrey Keezer, Carmen Lundy, Andy Sheppard, Walter Smith III and Karrin Allyson to name a few.

Pete has featured on numerous albums with artists/groups such Tom O'Halloran Trio, Tal Cohen Quartet, Penny King Quintet, Memory of Elements, Troy Roberts, Thrust, Salamander, Carl Mackey, Michael Pignéguy Sextet, Hank Marvin Gyspy Jazz and Juliana Areias. Albums from these artists feature Pete in a variety of roles, either as a performer, arranger, composer or producer (or some combination of the four).

Named the Perth Jazz Society's most outstanding contributor in the year 2011 (and previously in 2000 too), Pete was also a finalist in the 2008 National Jazz Bass Awards. Despite maintaining a busy schedule as a freelance musician Pete has been a driving force in the not-for-profit arts organization JAZZWA for 18 years. Pete has organized countless performances, tours and jam sessions for JAZZWA including the JazzNOW! Jazzcamp which is held annually at WAAPA in the first week of the July school holidays. Pete has also produced six volumes of the Jazzaziz compilation CD for JAZZWA, which features original contemporary jazz from WA.

Current musical projects include 'Freewheel' (modern jazz), 'Sassafras' (gypsy jazz), a duo with Ross Bolleter (ruined piano and double bass improvised duets) and 'The Pete Jeavons Quintet' which features Pete's original music and re-imagined jazz standards.

Pete also teaches bass in the jazz program at WAAPA and is a presenter of the 'Giant Steps' contemporary jazz program on community radio station RTR-FM 92.1

Pete Jeavons plays festival venues - Lions Park, Dunsborough, Caves House Hotel, The Goose Beach Bar and Kitchen