Inspired initially by the American Avant-Garde of Ornette Coleman, Archie Shepp and the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Peter Slavid soon encountered the 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 Hour Peter also writes for London Jazz News.
Peter’s show focuses on jazz from the UK and Europe and in particular on the exciting new generation of young bands making waves today and often converting listeners from the rock and urban music scenes into jazz fans.
Some of the music will be funky, some melodic, and some difficult, but always interesting and hopefully inspiring.
The European Jazz Hour is on Just Jazz, Saturdays 4pm.
Peter is always active on Facebook – please get in touch.