The New York Trio

Peter regularly plays in American venues such as Birdland and Lincoln Center in New York as well as on European jazz festivals with the outstanding American rhythm section Reuben Rogers (double bass) and Greg Hutchinson (drums).

Line up:
Peter Beets – grand piano
Reuben Rogers – double bass
Greg Hutchinson – drums

The Originals

There are 12 CDs of the Trio Peter Beets in international distribution. His original compositions are praised throughout the world and earned him a Dutch Grammy (Edison) in 2010.

Line up:
Peter Beets – grand piano
Marius Beets or Frans van Geest – double bass
Gijs Dijkhuizen – drums

Chopin meets the Blues

In this program the most beautiful melodies by Chopin are presented in a new and exciting way. Bluesy improvisations, swinging jazz rhythms and Chopin’s harmonic fundament appear to be a golden combination.

Line up:
Peter Beets – grand piano
Marius Beets or Frans van Geest – double bass
Gijs Dijkhuizen – drums

New Groove

The sound of nails ticking on the ivory, fingers picking the strings of the bass and the acoustic sound of the guitar. For a long time these details were seldom heard because of the presence of drums. With this show the Trio Peter Beets proves that it doesn’t have to be that way. In this drumless trio, the virtuosity of the musicians fully comes across and the instrumentation solely serves the balance and the effectivity of the music.

Line up:
Peter Beets – grand piano
Martijn van Iterson – guitar
Ruud Jacobs – double bass

A Tribute to Oscar Peterson

The press (Cadence) wrote the following about Peter Beets: “A lyrical outlook and rhytmic conception of his own underscored by tasteful, cogently structured lines that always swing and a technique that rivals anyone this side of vintage Oscar Peterson.”
Peter loves to honour one of his biggest idols.

Line up:
Peter Beets – grand piano
Marius Beets, Frans van Geest or Ruud Jacobs – double bass
Gijs Dijkhuizen – drums

Porgy & Bess

In this program the Trio Peter Beets performs together with the fascinating vocalist Izaline Calister. The symbiosis of these musical personalities has appeared to be a fertile one in a very successful theatre tour. The sophisticated harmonies of the Trio Peter Beets are complemented by Izaline with a warm melodical intensity. Gershwin’s masterpiece is presented in a unique way with contemporary arrangements written by Izaline and Peter together.

Line up:
Izaline Calister – vocals
Peter Beets – grand piano
Marius Beets or Frans van Geest – double bass
Gijs Dijkhuizen – drums

The Blues goes Latin

The ‘bluesy’ sounds and the rhythms from Africa have merged with the treasuries of classical composers from Europe at the beginning of the last century in America. Peter Beets explains and illustrates with musical examples the ‘southern’ aspects of this fusion. The South American developments and the typical Latin American rhythms are highlighted in this show called ‘the Blues goes Latin’.

Line up:
Peter Beets – grand piano
Leslie Lopez – bass
Liber Torriente – drums
Claus Tofft – percussion
Optional: Simon Rigter – saxophone
Optional: Rik Mol – trumpet

Opera meets the Blues

In this show the Trio Peter Beets cooperates with two world class classical vocalists. Judith van Wanroij and Hetty Jansen will, both individually and in duet, accept the challenge to sing the most beautiful opera melodies over the exciting and sophisticated accompaniment of the Trio Peter Beets. Famous compositions by Sain-Saëns, Fauré and Poulenc are transformed into vehicles for jazz and blues improvisation and get, with respect to the original, a new appearance. The opera music starts swinging and gets new life in this tastefully arranged show.

Line up:
Judith van Wanroij & Hetty Jansen – vocals
Peter Beets – grand piano
Marius Beets – double bass
Gijs Dijkhuizen – drums

From Bach to Blues

The ‘bluesy’ sounds and rhythms from Africa have been mixed with the cultural heritage of the classical composers from Europe since the beginning of last century. The program From Bach to Blues explores the different styles that came into being in America, such as blues, gospel, dixieland, stride, swing, bebop, hardbop, cool jazz and free jazz. The Trio Peter Beets illustrates chronologically this genesis with musical examples and historical background.

Line up:
Peter Beets – grand piano
Ruud Jacobs – double bass
Gijs Dijkhuizen – drums

Peter Beets and the Orchestras

Peter is regularly requested by larger orchestras to bring his original charts and appear as soloist.
His arrangements of original music earned him a Dutch Grammy (Edison) in 2010.

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  • Friday 28 April 2017 Trio Peter Beets feat. Fay Claassen (Swing & Sweet) in Kampen at Stadsgehoorzaal
  • Saturday 29 April 2017 Trio Peter Beets feat. Judith van Wanroij en Hetty Jansen (Opera meets the Blues) in Emmeloord at Theater ‘t Voorhuys
  • Tuesday 02 May 2017 Trio Peter Beets feat. Judith van Wanroij en Hetty Jansen (Opera meets the Blues) in Apeldoorn at Theater Orpheus

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