Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Peters, Jesse, piano, vocals, songwriter; b. Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. The Peters Drury Trio is Jesse Peters (1980), piano and vocals, Caroline Drury (1980), vocals, and Graeme Peters (1982), drums. Jesse Peters began vocal studies at age 10 and piano studies at age 5. In 1992, Jesse found jazz and has never looked back. Fluently bilingual in French and English, Jesse is an accomplished public speaker, writer, actor and debater. Jesse is teaching music in Lethbride, Alberta.
The Trio has toured extensively in Canada and the United States. They have
performed for Peter Gzowski, Diana Krall, Phil Nimmons, and His Royal
Highness the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles. They have performed at such
venues as the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre in Yellowknife, NWT and the
Top O' the Senator in Toronto, Ontario.
When Old Met New (1999); The Moon (2000); Summertime (compilation, 2000); Truly Something - Best of the CBC True North Concerts (compilation, 2001); Backbeat (2001)
Radio and television broadcasts:
They have appeared on a number of Canadian television and radio programs, including:
This Morning with host Shelagh Rogers; CBC Radio One
Hot Air with host Paul Grant; CBC Vancouver
The Vicki Gabereau Show; VTV/CTV
Studio Two; TVOntario
Morning Television; CBC TV
The Peters Drury Trio were nominated for a West Coast Music Award in 2002, they were Finalists in the Best Band/Musical Group category of the YTV 2000
Youth Achievement Awards, and they received the Senior Combo Trophy and the Senior Vocal Trophy at the 1998 Surrey Jazz Festival. At MusicFest Canada in 1998, Jesse Peters was awarded the Outstanding Musicianship Award (presented by Diana Krall), and the trio left the Festival with a Gold.
Debbie Peters, Manager
Peters Drury Trio
Magnum Opus Management
79 Ponderosa Drive
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 5C5