Originally from Melbourne, drummer and composer Peter Evans graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Acts in 2009 and went on to complete an Honours degree at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2013. Since then, he has been presenting his own original material in both Melbourne and Perth with different bands comprising a mix of up-and-coming young jazz musicians as well as established Australian jazz artists. Most recently, Peter presented his own music at this year’s Perth International Jazz Festival after undertaking some private study in New York with a number of leading American jazz musicians. He intends to record his own album in the second half of 2015.
His music draws influence from artists ranging from Radiohead to Wayne Shorter, with a focus on melody, texture and poly-rhythms interwoven with improvisation.