Peter Slavid was initially inspired by the American Avant-Garde of Ornette Coleman, Archie Shepp and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. However, Peter quickly encountered talented British, European and South African musicians who were taking jazz in different directions.
After retiring from a proper job, Peter spent some years working with London’s F-IRE collective, the key initiator and inspiration in the collectives movement that revitalised the jazz scene in both UK and Europe.
In addition to presenting The European Jazz Show Peter also writes for the popular London Jazz News.
Peter Slavid’s show focuses on jazz from the UK and Europe – in particular the exciting new generation of young bands converting listeners from the rock and urban music scenes into jazz fans.
Some of the music Peter plays is funky, some melodic, and some may push your boundaries, but his show is always interesting and inspiring.
Peter is always active on Facebook – please get in touch.