Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Peter Bolte is a saxophonist/flutist/composer residing in Hamburg, Germany. Critics refer to Peter Bolte as one of the most distinguished alto saxophonists of the younger generation and praise his highly individual alto sound and unique improvisation. At age 16, he took first prize in the competition Jugend jazzt. In 1990, he won first prize in a saxophone contest at the Hochschule für Musik Köln. In 1991, Karlovy Vary´s international jazz festival granted him its Best Soloist Award. Peter was a guest lecturer at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem, Netherlands in 1993 and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg, Germany in 2003. One of his compositions appears in The European Real Book published by Sher Music. Peter played with groups led by Bob Degen, Harald Haerter, Daniel Humair, Paul Heller or Henning Berg and appeared with McCoy Tyner, Gary Burton, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Michael Gibbs, Maria Schneider, Paquito D´Rivera, Joachim Kühn and Albert Mangelsdorff as a soloist with the NDR-Big Band. Among the numerous recordings Peter has performed on are nine CDs under his own name. Musicians appearing on these CDs include Achim Kaufmann, Bob Degen, David Friedman, Paul Imm, Anthony Cox, Dieter Ilg, Ingmar Heller, Marcio Doctor, Wolfgang Haffner, Daniel Humair and Alan Jones .