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Pete Whittaker
Pete (* in Wolverhampton), from an early age, was fascinated by all things musical, and as a youngster attempted to teach himself guitar and clarinet, while having lessons on piano and violin. At the University of East Anglia, Pete gained a music degree and a masters degree in electroacoustic composition.
Having harboured since his mid-teens a subconscious love of jazz Pete became very much into the genre while at college. Having met like-minded souls the study and practice of jazz took over from the vague pop and rock rumblings of his adolescence. Jazz piano in due course gave way to the discovery of that force-of-nature known to the world as the organist Jimmy Smith. Thus was the beginning of Pete's professional life as a jazz organist. Pete gained experiences in the 1990s by touring with a couple of high-profile rock bands.
Since moving to London in the late 1990s, Pete has had his backside kicked by many fine jazz musicians, such as The Filthy Six, John Etheridge's Blue Spirits, Zöe Schwartz Blue Commotion, Theo Travis' Double Talk, Nigel Price Organ Trio, Gareth Lockrane's Grooveyard, Jonny Boston Quartet, Carl Orr, Steve "Billy" Buckley, Eryl Roberts, Jim Mullen, Dave Cliff, Dave O'Higgins, Julian Siegel, Liane Carroll, Tony Kofi, Terry Smith, Mark Crooks.

homepage: www.pete-whittaker.com
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Fool's Gold
Fret Records FJCD120
Nigel Price, guitar
Pete Whittaker, organ
Matt Home, drums
Jazzizit Records JITCD0953
live April/May 2009 at Milestones Jazz Club in Lowestoft; The Bull's Head in Barnes; and Dereham Jazz Society in Norfolk/Great Britain
Nigel Price, guitar
Pete Whittaker, organ
Matt Home, drums
Swung Drawn & Altered
note-records NCD 1021 2
in London/Great Britain
Dino Coccia, drums
Nigel Price, guitar
Pete Whittaker, Nord organ
Art Theman, tenor sax
Robin Jones, percussion
Alan Glen, harmonica
The Filthy Six
Acid Jazz AJXCD229
July 2009 in London/Great Britain
Mark Brown, sax
Nick Etwell, trumpet
Nigel Price, guitar
Pete Whittaker, organ
Dan Drury, bass
Graham Fox, drums
Snowboy, percussion
Heads & Tales Vol.1
Woodville Records WVCD135
Nigel Price, guitar
Pete Whittaker, Hammond A100 organ
Matt Home, drums
Alex Garnett, tenor sax, baritone sax
Snowboy, congas
Hit The Road
33 Records 33JAZZ241
Nigel Price, guitar
Pete Whittaker, Hammond A100 Organ
Matt Home, drums
Point Blank
The Last Music Company LMCD 209
recorded August 2017
Tony Kofi, baritone sax
Simon Fernsby, guitar
Pete Whittaker, organ
Pete Cater, drums
Blue Spirits Live
Dyad Records DY033
recorded live at Peggy’s Skylight in Nottingham/Great Britain
John Etheridge, guitar
Pete Whittaker, organ
George Double [Nic France], drums

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