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Jarek Zaba
Kingston
Hi Peter - I am working on a project exploring the history of music in Kingston upon Thames and would love to chat about your involvement. Drop an email if interested - jaroslawzaba@hotmail.com

Jarek
james2017
usa
Will Heard
Coventry
Just listening to Tamburello for the nth. time. If I only owned one CD this would be it (with Janus as a close second).
Peter, your music is so much appreciated.
I wish you all the best.
Regards
Will Heard
Carey
UK
Peter, please feel free to use this fantastic video of you at the Bull's Head.

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Thank you so much for your beautiful skills.
John Graham
Macclesfield
One of the first gigs I went to see as a youngster was Art Pepper at the Grand Hotel in Birmingham back in the late 70's. I was so impressed that I decided I would go and hear as much jazz as I could. The next concert was the 'Be-bop preservation society'. The alto saxophone that night was spellbinding and being so young I couldn't understand why there were only about 30 people in the audience when the Art Pepper gig had about 250! Don't get me wrong, Art Pepper was great but the Pete King experience was something else. I went to loads of your gigs after that. The Bell in Codicote one evening was utterly brilliant. All the best to you. Now, where can I get the book!
Frank Noble
Framlingham Suffolk
Hi Peter
Knock them out at the 606 Saturday 21st Jan. Wish I could be there.
Frank Noble
Therese Denney
Sydney Australia
Hello Peter
I'm Joan Mckechnie youngest daughter Therese I'm not sure if you know but mum passed away .mum always said that she loved the time she spent with you and aunt lil and that she loved your music she always said that she hated living so far away from aunt Lil
If it is possible if you have any photos of mum and aunt Lil could you email me some to me
With love
Therese
Ps
We loved watching your videos
Carey
Sussex
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Saw you recently and your health was poor - hoping for improvement and continuation.
Frank Kindred
Londoon
All the best Peter hope we are going to see one of your wonderful gigs soon.
Matthew, jo & Marian
London
Dear Peter - Just heard you've been poorly. May your Life be Lush again as soon as possible. xx
Neil Humphris
Gloucester
Hi peter, I hear youv'e been a little poorly of late and just wanted to wish you a speedy recovery and a get well soon message. I am in the middle of reading your wonderfull book at present and can't put it down.Have seen you play many times mostly at the pillar rooms cheltenham town hall or the queens hotel in cheltenham and while I am writing this I am listening to My Foolish Heart & My Girl from the crusade album on youtube and they are truly wonderfull renditions and inspirational hope to see you again soon Pete and thanks again for all your wonderfull music.
Yiyun Zhang

Hi Peter,

My name is Yiyun Zhang, I have been working as a photographer&videographer in jazz for 2 years in the UK, mainly offering my works to Sussex Jazz Magazine and Jazzwise with reviewer Eddie Myer. I am honored to be invited by OBE Claire Martin who is running the South Coast Jazz Festival, to have a photograph exhibition in Jan, 2017.

In Feb 14th, 2016, I was sighed by Lizhi FM (** based in Beijing, China, to open my exclusive podcast program. It mainly about jazz scene in the UK, Europe and the US, and I have done many live interviews so far in London, Leeds and Brighton, including Tina May, Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Kenny Barron, Wayne Escoffery, Victor Wooten, Mike Mainieri etc.

May I ask you to do a 10 mins interview before or after the show at the Llandudno Jazz Festival? I am the official photographer of the Llandudno Jazz Festival, also invited by Neil for doing interviews during the weekend. I would be very proud to put your interview on my new podcast program in Oct if we can make it.


Thank you,

Yiyun Zhang

Founder & Management in IHEAR

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graham Butler-Shawe
madrid Spain
Hello, It's so nice to see your alive and still playing.I say this because in the early 70s I played tenor sax with one of the rehearsal bands set up by the National Jazz Organisation's many bands to help youngsters to improvr their reading etc,,,I Often listened and saw you in the clubs at the time and although a tenor man,I always admired your sound and great technique.I ended up blowing a bit-no jazz-in Germany and later here in Spain until I took up teaching English for a living.Thanks so much for forming part of probably the happiest time of my life,God Bless. Graham
Campbell Ryga
Vancouver BC. Canada
Hello Peter

I've been listening to Tamburello for years and as both the recording and I age, I must tell you I have been enjoying it more and more. You are a wonderful pure player and I just wanted to thank you for the inspiration you've given me. I would love to purchase a lead sheet of Leona if that's possible, please let me know how I'd do that

Take good care Peter

Cam
Steve Wales
France
Hi Pete,
You played with my Dad Brian at the Three Tuns pub in Beckenham in the Seventies ! I have recordings of the gig if you are interested ?
Cheers Steve
Allan Friswell
Cowlng BD22, Yorkshire
Peter:

I so much enjoyed hearing you play last night. The Strayhorn number opening the second half was a throwback decades ago, and was really good to hear. I think you felt the huge warmth and affection for you last night from the full house, and concern generally for your health - we've seen you look brighter. So keep on the Sanatogen and keep blowing the blues away. Good luck with Sheffield tonight, lad.
Tracie
London
Please get in touch with me Peter, i wanted to discuss a book i am making.
steve boyer
leamington spa
I forgot to mention my favourite original of yours Chatalet
steve boyer
leamington spa
I have many of your lps Pete a couple of favouite tracks are overjoyed and Valdez in the country. I have seen you many times in concert also. Did you do any live work with everything but the girl?
peter king
london
Hi Jim.

please email me about the Ludlow gig. Email is pj2king5te@aol.com
Jim Hunt
Ludlow Shropshire
Hi Peter, I've started a new jazz club in Ludlow a great venue called the Charlton Arms which has a wonderful river terrace room. I stated the venue with Alan Barnes then I've had rising young guitarist Remi Harris. Both were a success. I was wondering if you would headine our Autumn programme with a Friday in late September or October/ November. My mobile is 07957392074. Regard Jim Hunt
Jo Sterckx
Epsom
This is Johnny 'oddball' Sterckx's (valve trombone from way back when) daughter. I wanted to contact you - wasn't sure if the guestbook was still active?
Brian Ward
Chelmsford
Thanks for a wonderful gig at The SkyGarden today. Great setting and great playing.
Hold That Note
The Artworks, Elephant & Castle, London
Hello Peter,
We'd just like to say on behalf of ourselves and The Artworks management, how honoured we were to have you launch our 'Jazzin the Courtyard' event last night. To see you in action with the Sean Khan band was a joy to behold and we hope the band got a buzz as good as the one the audience had ! Really enjoyed our talk afterwards and learned so much in 30 minutes. We'd love to have you all back again at some point in the future ... until then. Best Wishes !
Ian Harris
Bucks
Hi Peter, great gig last night in Marlow. Thank you for the music, the band swung like hell and you were on top form. Your rendition of Body & Soul is full of emotion and your playing is masterful! You are indeed the greatest Alto player I have ever heard (I'm 68 and have seen most of them). I am currently reading your wonderful book Flying High, what a life you have lived Peter! I hope to see you at a gig somewhere in the not to distant future. All the very best to you and thank you for your amazing playing. Ian Harris.
sarah
warwick
Hi does Kidderminster 1963 ring a bell?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Iain B
Bristol
Peter

My wife and I saw you last year at the Jazz club in St Ives. This is the first time I had heard you play and we were blown away. We hope to enjoy your extraordinary playing again.
All the best to you.
Iain

Joe Dobson
peterborough
I'm the chap who muddles along with the sound equipment at Peterborough Jazz Club. I have just finished reading your autobiography and feel compelled to write you. I guess some parts of the book were very difficult for you write not only because of your own traumatic times but also the great sadness of losing good friends. I share many of your interests and was amazed at your aeronautical prowess. Is the world Wakefield number one still in your grasp ? I am so glad that you turned your life around and and have been able provide so many of us with an authentic voice in your playing which has a value beyond description. I we see you at Peterborough Jazz Club before too long.
Michael King
Canada
Hi Pete, I am the Canadian bloke whose book you signed after I saw you with Forever Elvin in Rye some weeks ago. Really love your book - helluva ride! Thanks again for being so brave, not to mention for making such wonderful music for so many decades! Peace be with you, Michael King.
Joaquim
Barcelona
See you soon in Barcelona
Andrew Homzy
Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Hello Peter -
I am looking for Anthony King who arranged the Louis Armstrong music for Kenny Baker's 15 CD set.
Can you please help me with this?
I know you are probably not related - but perhaps you had some contact or knowledge about him -
Thomas Fairhurst
Wye, Kent
Since hearing you at the Folkestone Jazz Club I have been reading your autobiography and enjoying Lush Life. It's an epic musical life story and wonderful, wonderful music. Thank you!
peter king
london
Hi Chris, my favourite nephew. Love ya man. Uncle Peter Smile
Chris King
Geneva, Switzerland
Hi Peter,

My favourite uncle. You've been my idol since I was a kid. Your music is just pure genius. Love it. Love you.

Chris
Chris King
Geneva, Switzerland
Hi Peter,

MY favourite uncle. You've been my idol since i was a kid. Your music is just pure genius. Love it. Love you.

Chris
Gilberto Lopes
Milan
Last Thursday I had the privilege of hearing and watching you playing at the Sunset Sunside Jazz Club in Paris.
What a beautiful sound and phrasing you have!
Thank you for your art!
Alexandre Debeusscher
Lille France
Bill Snyder
Mexico icareinmerida.com
Smile
Peter:
Just came across your work. Started with Georgie Fame "In Hoagland." Thanks for your art. I'll be looking for more. Any help you can give me in finding it is appreciated.
I've heard the best starting in the 50's and you have now been added to the list.
Bill
andy davis
felixstowe
OMG, i had the privilege of listening to you play at the Felixstowe Jazz Club last night, amazing, beautiful music. Thank you. Will you be playing there again? Do you play at the Antibes Jazz Festival?
Kind Regards
Jan
London
Thank you for an amazing evening on Saturday in Barnes. Brought along our 18 year old son who is a DJ who was blown away and freely admitted how brilliant he thought you, the music and musicians were. Next month he intends bringing down his friends to educate them. He has also been inspired in his current music production to incorporate live instruments and not just computer and synth. Thanks Pete and the boys for converting him.
Frank & Marnie
London
Pete, we've been fans for 40 years. Thanks for all the great gigs. Another fabulous one at the Bulls Head last night in the new room.
Andy Faulkner
Milton Keynes
Thanks Peter for a great gig last night at the Greensand Jazz night.
Peter King
London
Hi Eddie, Great to hera from you. Please give my best wishes to my dear friend Phil Woods when you see him again.

All the best
Peter
Eddie Severn
Pennsylvania USA
Hi Peter. You may not remember me but I was lucky enough to play with you on a couple of big band dates when I still lived in the UK in the late 90's. These days I often play with Phil Woods in his big band who I can say with certainty is the only Alto player I have ever played with that matches your mastery of the be bop language. Wish they could hear you over here in the US more often.

Best Wishes

Eddie
Peter King
London
Hi there, Re your opera project; why don't you contact me direct by email at pj2king5te@aol.com
Best wishes
Peter
matt hilton
france
Bulls Head Barnes - this kid loved it - I've been asked by people what kind of music I see for an opera libretto I've written - about the Mau Mau - hard question, then lately I've been thinking maybe be bop with instru,ents "calling" to the singers - I don't know, would you like to lok at th project and tell me what you think - I'm not rich but there will be a bit of seed money www.maumautheopera.com
John Warburg
North West London
Hi Pete

Really like the site. Can I still get your old albums on CD?

Is it also true you started out in The Original Climax Jazz Band with trumpet player Gus Galbraith? This band in 1958 became The Gus Galbraith Septet, who included you on alto sax, Galbraith on trumpet and Dick Morrissey on tenor sax. Any idea who else was in the band?

Cheers

John


Rafael Lopes
Reino Unido
Hello dear sir my name is Rafael Lopes. Since my young age i was listen you in the incredible Lush Life solo. For you to know I`m a saxophone player with 12 years of experience now. Im studying jazz now in University of Birmingham Conservatoire and probably you are one of the reasons. I would like to tanks you anyway maybe play with you or have a class with you.... It`s possible? Sincerlly.
Roy Church
West Hoathly West Sussex
Where can I find a list of up and coming gigs?
peter king
London
Dear friends, thanks for all your many kind messages. They are deeply appreciated.

Is anyone interested if I make aavailable some of my original compositions. I'm thinking of sorting this out if there is enough interest.
Sincerely yours
Peter King

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