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Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: August 12, 1956    

Since graduating from the City of Leeds College of Music with Distinction in Drums and Percussion, Peter Fairclough has performed and/or recorded with Keith Tippett, Paul Dunmall, Ute Lemper, Huw Warren, Peter Whyman, Steve Berry, John Harle, Kenny Davern, Peter King, The Matrix Ensemble, The Bournemouth Sinfonietta, The Mike Westbrook Orchestra and The Theatre Royal Company (York).

He has 4 critically acclaimed CDs to his own credit:

IMAGO (Jazzprint JPVP132)CD - with Keith Tippett), Wild Silk (ASC CD8 - with Keith Tippett), Permission (ASC CD18) and Shepherd Wheel (ASC CD1).

In 1995 he was awarded the Peter Whittingham Award and he has toured extensively abroad, appearing at many top jazz festivals....
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Awards

Sam Hood Rose Bowl 1981 Peter Whittingham Award 1995
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    Imago

    FMP
    2003
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    Permission

    Free Elephant
    1997
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    Wild Silk

    FMP
    1996
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Featured recording “MOMENTARILY”

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MOMENTARILY

Self Produced (2009)

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”a jazz composer of flair and originality.” Jazz on CD

“consistently inventive drumming” Jazzwise Magazine

REVIEWS OF PERMISSION Peter Fairclough. Permission. ASC CD18

The superb handling of the quartet's half-acoustic (drums, saxophone), half-electric (guitar, bass) sonorities, the inventive textures Fairclough conjures from his kit, not to mention the appeal of the compositions, mark this out as a contender for the British jazz album of the year. Fairclough's leadership credentials are further confirmed by his willingness to give both the music and his musicians room to breathe...

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Primary InstrumentDrums

LocationSHEFFIELD

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundCollege teaching in the UK; LIPA, Liverpool University Campus Barnsley Derby University Leeds College of Music Regrettably, due to my schedule, I do not have time to do any private teaching.

Cymbal Sculptures by Steve Hubback Drums customised by Newby Drums
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