Pete Cater’s father (Peter Cater) was a drummer and his grandfather a jazz saxophonist and bandleader. Pete took up drums at a very early age and played with the Muidland Youth Jazz Orchestra. After playing with bands around the Midlands in the UK he formed his own big band in 1995 and this received the accolade of Best Big Band in the British Jazz Awards 2000. He is a versatile drummer playing in all configurations of jazz groups and has accompanied many well known musicians including Spike Robinson, Benny Carter, Harry Edison, Terry Gibbs and Buddy de Franco. He plays all styles of jazz from big band, swing and mainstream to contemporary jazz
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