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Welcome to the official website of
THE PETE CATER BIG BAND
"A gifted and versatile drummer, at home in any context".
(Rough Guide to Jazz)
to this wonderful band made one wonder why no one else over
the years had attempted to recreate the Rich repertoire with
such exquisite precision. I suspect it's because only someone as
fearless and as musically ambitious as Pete Cater would have attempted it." (In Tune International)
THURS SEPT 12TH; MILLFIELD SCHOOL
Visit our YouTube channel for performances of the band, archive footage of some of Pete's first television appearances and even a few tips for aspiring jazz drummers.
"Impeccable tribute to the late Buddy Rich" (David Sinclair, The Times)
"One of the greatest bands I have ever worked with in my entire life". (Buddy Greco)
Since its inception in 1995, the Pete Cater big band has carved out an international reputation for playing some of the very best, high energy contemporary swinging big band music in the world today. Take a look round the website and you can find details of the band's history, currently available recordings, upcoming live events and projects, and how to contact us.
Check out photo galleries, reviews, sound clips (coming soon), video clips, Pete's current drumset specification together with tips and advice for aspiring big band drummers........all in all, if you want to know about the Pete Cater Big Band, winners of the British Jazz Awards "Best Big Band" category for 2000 then look no further, it's all here.
Great Britain's foremost big band drummer" (Jack
Bowers, All Abou
"An amazing British jazz
drummer" (Dublin Jazz
"Powerhouse drumming" (Crescendo
& Jazz Music) "Cater is
consistently excellent" (Peter
Vacher, Jazz UK) "A
sensational band led by the country's leading big band drummer" (Wigan Jazz Club
News) "OK, stand up
everybody who thought that was the Buddy Rich band" (Humphrey
Lyttleton, BBC Radio 2)
"An amazing British jazz drummer" (Dublin Jazz News)
"Powerhouse drumming" (Crescendo & Jazz Music)
"Cater is consistently excellent" (Peter Vacher, Jazz UK)
"A sensational band led by the country's leading big band drummer"
(Wigan Jazz Club News)
"OK, stand up everybody who thought that was the Buddy Rich band" (Humphrey Lyttleton, BBC Radio 2)
by phone; (+44)020 7924 4778
mobile; (+44) 07831 419958
"This is what big bands are all about" (Jack Bowers)