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Primary Instrument: Vibraphone

Born: August 26, 1928 | Died: July 18, 2013

Peter Appleyard, OC was a British–born Canadian jazz vibraphonist, percussionist, and composer. He spent most of his life living and performing in the city of Toronto where for many years he was a popular performer in the city's nightclubs and hotels. He also played and recorded with many of the city's orchestras and been featured on Canadian television and radio programs. In the early 1970s he drew wide acclaim for his performances with Benny Goodman's jazz sextet with which he toured internationally. In 1992, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of his being an “internationally renowned vibraphonist [who] has represented the Canadian jazz community across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia”

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Featured recording “Sophisticated Ladies”

Sophisticated Ladies

Linus Entertainment
2012
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    Sophisticated Ladies

    Linus Entertainment
    2012
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    The Lost 1974 Sessions

    Linus Entertainment
    2012
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    The Lost Sessions

    Free Elephant
    2011
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    Vibes

    FMP
    1979
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    Peter Appleyard

    Free Elephant
    1979
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    Presents

    FMP
    1977
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    Sophisticated Vibes

    FMP
    1976
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