Peter Jones is an experienced and versatile jazz singer who has played all over London and the southeast with some of the UK’s finest musicians. His three albums under his own name have received rave reviews. Mark McKergow of London Jazz News described Under the Setting Sun (2017) as an 'atmospheric and superbly- executed collection of late-night vibes and sentiments... This album succeeds brilliantly... a valuable and important collection for anyone remotely interested in contemporary jazz singing and song-writing.' His newest release is a project called Zoöphyte, whose album Signs of Life (2020) distils jazz, pop, soul and psychedelica to create a very contemporary sound palette. The reviews have been unanimous raves.
Since late 2016, Peter has also worked with the Mü Orchestra, performing jazz renditions of classic tunes by Steely Dan and Donald Fagen.
Peter’s forthcoming book – This Is Hip: The Life of Mark Murphy – was published by Equinox in March 2018. His new biography of jazz singer Jon Hendricks will be published in November 2020.
“It takes only one listen to Signs of Life… to understand the name of singer Peter Jones’s project, for exotic it
undoubtedly is, with roots gloriously entangled in the soils of jazz, pop and psychedelic music… Sophie
Alloway’s brushes, and bassist Andrew Cleyndert’s slow groove, instill laid-back swing on “Füsun,” a delightful,
blues- tinged number with handsome solos from [Rob] Luft and pianist Ross Stanley. Jones’ delivery on this
bitter-sweet tale of love lost, and on the shimmering, Hammond organ-driven swinger “House on the Corner,”
position the singer in a lineage somewhere between Frank Sinatra and Kurt Elling.” Ian Patterson, All About
“What Peter Jones has achieved here is a valid and worthy 21st century British riposte to the greatest American
jazz rock outfit of the 20th