Peter Walters: Acoustic and electric bassist, composer, arranger, producer, teacher.
Peter Walters has been at the forefront of jazz performance in Brisbane for over 2 decades. As a bassist, he is highly sought after for his superb accompaniment of singers and instrumentalists alike. Classically trained by Ken Poggioli (Qld Symphony Orchestra) he quickly established his jazz credentials with strong and imaginative playing.
He is a deft soloist, displaying a complete command of whatever style he is playing be it bebop, blues, rock, soul, latin, manouche or contemporary jazz.
He has backed some of Australia's finest performers such as Kerry Biddell, Vince Jones, Wiley Reed, James Morrisson and Don Burrows as well as international artists Vanessa Rubin, Sheila Jordan, Johnny Griffin, Clifford Jordan, Annie Ross, Don Menzer, Richie Cole, Joachim Khun, Jason Rebello , Andreas Oberg and many more.
Peter has a Masters Degree in Music majoring in composition and has written and arranged for ABC and SBS television documentaries and film and theatre as well as arranging for and producing vocal and instrumental albums. He tutors jazz bass at the Qld Conservatorium of Music. He has also been awarded 'Best Producer' for the Wiley Reed album 'Straight From The Heart' at the Queensland Sunny awards.
“Peter has achieved that most difficult of musical ambitions: that of discovering his own voice as a composer, without sacrificing either sophistication or communicative power." ~ Robert Davidson, PHD, Head of Composition, University of Queensland.