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Peet Project – jazz – pop – funk – 3 albume – al patrulea in pregatire.
Printre cei care i-au inspirit se numara: Candy Dulfer, Brian Culbertson, George Duke, Earth Wind and Fire sau Mezzoforte.
Trupa este condusa de Peter “PEET” Ferencz (23 ani) care cu ajotorul unei viori, ofera un caracter aparte si unic stilului muzical abordat.
Talentul lui PEET a fost observat inca de la varsta de 4 ani, cand a inceput sa studieze vioara clasica. La 13 ani, a realizat ca muzica clasica nu este cea mai buna alegere, astfel incepe sa cante in mai multe colaborari si chiar inregistreaza piese de hip-hop, r’n’b, soul sau chiar piese pop. In liceu, se cunoaste si leaga o prietenie profunda cu pianistul Adam Lorincz. Datorita multiplelor puncte comune, cei doi incep sa compuna piese, iar in 2009 se infiinteaza trupa PEET PROJECT, care debuteaza prin castigarea titlului „Cea mai buna piesa jazz din Ungaria”, concurs organizat de radioul 90.9 JAZZY (Budapesta).
In 2010, apare primul album intitulat „Pink Spirit”, care obtine aprecieri internationale (JazzCorner, JazzTimes sau Smoothjazz.com). Piesele acestui album intra in topurile smooth-jazz din Marea Britanie, S.U.A., Germania si Elvetia.
Debutul international are loc in Septembrie 2011, in Elvetia, cand sunt invitati sa deschida un festival de muzica, unde au urcat pe aceeasi scena cu Victor Bailey si Drew Davidsen.
Al doilea album intitulat „Turn You On”, apare in Noiembrie 2011, si inevitabil intra in heavy-rotation-ul mai multor radiouri internationale (peste 1700 de difuzari in Marea Britanie si S.U.A.) Piesa de rezistenta al acestui album, „Does the music turn you on” a fost produs de „Peet” sub atenta coordonare al lui Brian Culbertson.
2013, un an important pentru „Peet Project”. In aprilie, sunt invitati la SEABREEZE JAZZ FESTIVAL, unde formatia reuseste sa obtina ovatii si aplauze de la peste 8000 de participanti. Dupa acest succes, se lanseaza cel de-al treilea album, intitulat „Overseas”.
In octombrie 2013, „Peet Project” se reintoarce in S.U.A., de aceasta data la CATALINA ISLAND JAZZTRAX, unde canta in deschiderea lui Larry Braggs. In decembrie 2013, „Peet Project” obtine la nivel international titlul de „Debut Artist of the Year”.
La ora actuala, se lucreaza la noul album.
Pentru mai multe informatii vizitati: www.peetproject.com sau www.facebook.com/peetproject
Informatii si rezervari: 0756-045-451
The members of Hungarian jazz/pop/funk group Peet Project are still only in their early twenties, but already have three albums under their belt. Their original music is a seductive and eclectic blend, reflecting influences encompassing Candy Dulfer, Brian Culbertson, George Duke, Earth Wind and Fire and Mezzoforte, among others. The group’s driving force is violinist / composer / producer Peter “Peet” Ferencz (23) who gives the band its unique sound through his use of violin as a lead instrument in an equivalent role to saxophone or keyboards. Peter’s talent was recognized by Brian Culbertson, culminating in Brian lending production guidance to one of the standout tracks off the second album.
Aged just four, Peter kicked off his musical journey with classical violin lessons. He quickly developed to be an accomplished player, but soon realized that classical music was not his true calling. At 13 he began to play for pop groups, which not only broadened his musical horizons but also fed his interest in composing, recording and mixing. “When I was 15, I began to write and record hip-hop, r’n’b, house and pop songs in a small home studio. I used the rest of my free time to learn to play the guitar and the piano. Over the years, I found more and more successful artists were asking me to write and produce for them so I did my best to come up with the best material I possibly could.”
At high school, Peter found a talented musical partner to team up with, keyboard player Ádám Lőrincz. Sharing the same musical taste and a deep interest in recording and production, the two began writing original music that soon got airplay at Budapest-based smooth-jazz/lounge radio station 90.9 Jazzy. In 2009 the band took the name Peet Project and won the grand prize in a 90.9 Jazzy song competition with a Candy Dulfer-style jazz-funk track titled Be Free.
The band’s first album Pink Spirit (2010, Beagle Beat Records) received rave reviews, not only in Hungary but also internationally, at JazzCorner and JazzTimes, whilst Smoothjazz.com’s Sandy Shore described the CD as “off-the-hook, irresistible grooves and melodies”. The album was then on serious rotation at smooth jazz stations in the US, the UK, Germany and Switzerland, and in September 2011, the band made its international stage debut, rocking Switzerland’s Jazzclub Rorschach as they opened a concert season featuring such luminaries as Victor Bailey and Drew Davidsen.
Released in November 2011, the Peet Project’s second album, Turn You On (Beagle Beat Records) was again embraced by smooth jazz stations worldwide, most notably in the UK and the USA, receiving over 1,700 spins in the States alone in 2012. The album’s opening track, Does the music turn you on?, was produced by Peet with the expert guidance of none other than Brian Culbertson, after the two met in Budapest. Other highlights of the CD included the violin-driven cover version of the Earth, Wind and Fire classic September and the band’s very own Now you’re gone, a chic, jazzy pop track.
The Peet Project’s third album, Overseas (2013, on Beagle Beat Records) was released hot on the heels of the band’s successful US stage debut at the prestigious Seabreeze Jazz Festival in April 2013. The band’s performance won a standing ovation from the 7,500 crowd.
In October 2013, the band returned to the USA to play the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival where they opened for long-standing Tower of Power singer Larry Braggs. In December last year, the festival awarded the title “Debut Artist of the Year” to the band.
Currently the Peet Project is in the recording studio working on new material.