Peter Slavov is a New York-based, Grammy-nominated bassist, composer, session musician, arranger, and educator. Since he started performing professionally in the mid-1990s, Peter has performed at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals in more than 40 countries on 5 continents.
Born to the family of legendary Bulgarian drummer Peter Slavov Sr., Peter (sometimes credited as Petar) has been playing bass since the age of twelve.
While studying classical music at the Pipkov Music School in Sofia, Bulgaria, Peter discovered American jazz and soon after became the busiest bassist on the scene in Bulgaria, playing with the country’s finest musicians and touring around Europe.
In 1998 Peter received a scholarship from Boston’s famed Berklee College of Music, and in 1999 moved to Boston to attend Berklee. In 2001, he was awarded the Berklee Bass Department’s John Neves Memorial Scholarship Award for Outstanding Musicianship, as well as a full scholarship.
Since graduating from Berklee in 2002, Peter Slavov has performed and/or recorded with world-renowned artists, such as Joe Lovano, Quincy Jones, George Garzone, Danilo Perez, Chucho Valdes, Kevin Mahogany, Simon Shaheen and Elio Villafranca, among many others.
Peter is a member of Grammy award-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano’s Classic Quartet, as well as with Lovano’s Us Five band. In 2012, Us Five received the Award for Best Small Group by the Jazz Journalists Association of America.