Innovative drummer with a tight and colorful playing style
Innovative and colorful play style
Dutch (jazz)drummer Jamie Peet was only five years old when he, completely in awe by Elvin Jones, decided to take the drumsticks into his own hands. Improvisation turned out to be in Peets blood. He managed to develop a groove that seems to flow through every fiber of his body. Peet gets his inspiration from drummers like Tony Williams, Roy Haynes and Ahmir-Khalib Thomson (Questlove). Out of this foundation he grew his own innovative and colorful playing style, in which Jamie does not shy away from tightly played modern beats. Peet can be considered one of the most influential musicians in the field of improvisation in which jazz, hip-hop and analogue electronics merge.
Over the years, Jamie has collaborated and toured with great names such as Gregory Porter and Kris Bowers. He also shared the stage with pianists such as Ramón Valle and Dominic J. Marshall and saxophonist Lars Dietrich. On top of that Jamie is a welcomed guest in concerthalls and at festivals with his own projects. Take, for example, his duo with keyboard player Niels Broos. Both nationally and internationally they amazed their audiences with their unique, exciting improvisations. Peet is also the permanent drummer of jazz piano trio Tin Men & the Telephone and has played regularly with AM.OK. in recent years.
Go behind the scenes with Jamie Peet in the Music Meeting Exposed.