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Peter Dent


Peter Dent

In a career spanning 50 years, Peter Dent has worked with and recorded with some of the finest jazz musicians in Canada: Dave Young, Neil Swainson, Steve Wallace, Terry Clarke, Archie Allayne and P.J Perry. He worked regularly in past decades with the big bands of Dal Richards, Mart Kenny and the Preservation of Swing. Lorraine Foster, Dee Daniels, Sibel Thrasher and Marcus Mosely are some of the vocalists with whom he has performed and recorded. He has appeared internationally in California, Cuba, the UK, Prague, and Budapest. Over the years he led groups at the All Canadian and Brockville Jazz Festivals. In Victoria he has played Hermann’s Jazz Club, The Charlie White Theatre, The Alix Goolden Hall, The Hotel Grand Pacific, and First Metropolitan United Church. Peter was a regular solo pianist at the Lure Lounge in the Delta Ocean Pointe for 4 years.

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