Peter Edwards is a pianist, composer and music director whose 'guileless, soulful music...[is] full of emphatic chording, Latin grooves and romantic, cinematic themes' (Guardian). He is the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards 'Newcomer of the year' and was among the nominees for the 2015 Jazz FM 'Breakthrough Artist' award. He works with acclaimed artists Mica Paris and Zara McFarlane, directs the Nu Civilisation Orchestra and is a 2017 New Music Biennial commissioned composer.
Peter graduated with a Masters in Jazz from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2009. Participation in the Tomorrowʼs Warriors young artist development programme gave him the opportunity to sharpen his performance and compositional skills under the guidance of Gary Crosby OBE. Peter began recording and touring with the Abram Wilson Quartet and has gone on to work with vocalists Nicola Emmanuelle, Zara McFarlane and Mica Paris.