peter sommer

Peter Sommer

Our November CD of the Month selection is by one of the Front Range’s most formidable aggregations led by educator and superb saxophonist Peter Sommer. For us in Colorado the title of the album, Happy-Go-Lucky-Locals rings true as the Peter Sommer Septet are a local ensemble featuring seven of our best players.

The Peter Sommer Quartet, featuring Steve Kovalcheck on guitar, plays the music of the great American composers Duke Ellington and his close collaborator Billy Strayhorn at Nocturne Jazz Supper Club on Saturdays, August 19 & August 26 at 7pm.

Ellington and Strayhorn defined the sound of jazz from the early days through the golden era and well into the 1960's. The Peter Sommer Quartet will perform classic and new arrangements of tunes both well-known and obscure from the Ellington/Strayhorn Songbook.

Local Musician Spotlight: Peter Sommers

Feb 28, 2017

Tenor sax player Peter Sommer holds as his heroes Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane.  With the depth of his playing, he could have easily been a hero of any of these three!