Thu, Jan 11 - Sun, Jan 14, 2018Friday-Sunday doors open at 5:30PM.
Monday-Thursday doors at 6:00PM.
First sets begin at 7:30 PM, and second sets (when applicable) begin at 9:30 PM (doors: 9:15 PM).
All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.
In the event the show is canceled or rescheduled, the $6.00 service fee is nonrefundable.
Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes acoustic jazz guitarist Peter White for four nights! Band members are: Darryl Williams (bass), Michael Paulo (saxophone), Greg Manning (keyboard) and Eric Valentine (drums). Show times are 7:30pm Thursday and Sunday and 7:30pm and 9:30pm Friday & Saturday. Doors open at 6:00pm Thursday and 5:30pm Friday – Sunday.
“…White’s third album of cover songs, with classics from the late 1960s to the late 1970s, and his unique, optimistic sound on each track.” - Huffington Post
“…Groovin’ is a nostalgic and adventurous slice of instrumental groove and playful guitar melody. The disc, which takes its title from the Rascals’ tropical-hued 1967 hit, is chock full of White’s instantly recognizable guitar sound.” - Guitar World
“White's playing is delightfully fluid, passionate as he seems to having a great time…a marvelous musical stroll down Memory Lane.” - All About Jazz
“Mr. White is an extraordinary and fluent acoustic guitarist whose skills are world-renowned…” - Scottsdale Independent
Like so many millions of us, guitarist Peter White still feels closest to the music he absorbed while growing up. As a British teen in the ’60s, he kept his ears glued to the radio—soaking up the exciting new sounds of rock bands like the Beatles and soul giants like Stevie Wonder—and tried to learn how to play those songs on the acoustic guitar his dad had given him. It didn’t take him long to get the hang of it, and now, after more than four decades as both a leader and sideman, he’s returning to those tunes that impacted him so forcefully in his youth.
His latest release Groovin’ (10/2016) via Heads Up, a division of Concord Music Group, is White’s third collection of guitar-centric interpretations of timeless compositions from those halcyon years of the 1950s to the ’80s. Taking up where his previous all-covers albums Reflections (1994) and Playin’ Favorites (2006) left off, Groovin’ finds White not only nostalgic but adventurous and playful, injecting vocal shadings and bold horn charts into the mix, and even some tougher guitar sounds than he’s generally known for.
Influenced at first by folk music, he learned fingerstyle picking by listening to Simon and Garfunkel and Joni Mitchell recordings. He fell for the British blues of bands such as (early) Fleetwood Mac and was introduced to jazz by a friend. It was his ability to adapt his playing to multiple styles of music that got White noticed by British singer-songwriter Al Stewart - first as a pianist, then as a guitarist. White played on Stewart’s top 10 album Year of the Cat in 1976 and co-wrote the hit title track of the singer’s next album, “Time Passages.” White spent 20 years in all accompanying Stewart, and performed sideman duties for many other artists, but by 1990 he was ready to go out on his own.
After nearly four decades of writing, recording and touring – either as a sideman or a solo artist – Peter White still seeks out the road not yet traveled. Whether it’s new songs, new ideas, new styles or new collaborators, this virtuoso of contemporary jazz, classical, pop and Spanish guitar is at his best when standing on the edge of creative territory waiting to be explored. For White, it’s always about the journey and where it will take him, and he’s always ready to go. More information at www.peterwhite.com