|Peter Erskine is best known
for his versatility and ardent love of working in various musical
settings. He began his career at the age of 18 with the Stan Kenton
Orchestra, and has since played with such groups as Weather Report
and Steps Ahead; the big bands of Maynard Ferguson, and Bob Mintzer;
music ensembles such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, The City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, the ASKO and Avanti Ensembles;
'pop' artists Steely Dan, Boz Scaggs and Joni Mitchell, plus many
other musicians, recording over 300 albums. He leads his own trio
which records for ECM, and he runs his own record label FUZZY MUSIC;
he tours and teaches extensively, and has won numerous awards for
his work, including a "Grammy," the Modern Drummer Reader
Poll/Mainstream Jazz Drummer category (5 times), and an Honorary Doctor
of Music degree from the Berklee School of Music.
Peter is also now a member of the Yellowjackets.
The Hal Leonard Corporation is publishing his new performance video
("Peter Erskine Trio Live at JazzBaltica") and book ("The
Drum Perspective"). Peter will be the soloist, along with Evelyn
Glennie, at the world premiere of a new Double Concerto for Percussion
composed by Mark-Anthony Turnage, which will be premiered in London
at the Proms this July with Sir Andrew Davis conducting.