BIOGRAPHY ( Japanese ) Peter White Web

1954 Born September 20th 1954 in Luton, a town north of London, England.
Father - Kenneth Edwin White (1924-2000), Mother - Gilberte (French)
Peter and his family moved soon after his birth to nearby Letchworth.
1959 His brother Danny was born August 26th.
  His father encouraged him to learn musical instrument.
He started playing the recorder, clarinet, cornet, trombone,violin,harmonica, piano,but
the one instrument his father couldn't help him with was the guitar.
Peter was on his own.

He bought his very first LP from his friend - The Beatles
"Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band"

In his early teens, he acquired his first electric guitar and amplifier,
which survived just long enough to be burnt in a fire.
After the smoke cleared away he was left with his only other guitar- an acoustic.
He developed a love of acoustic music.
1973 Peter worked for a few months in a soup canning factory while waiting for his first musical break.
1974 Peter's first professional engagement, playing guitar in a dance band in Cornwall,
in the South West of England.
1975 He got an audition call to back Al Stewart on keyboards.
Al invited Peter to join his band, and very soon Peter was touring up and down England
and then soon, all over the USA.
Al then asked Peter to play keyboards and acoustic guitar on his "Year of the Cat"
album which was released a year later in 1976.
Their collaboration lasted almost 20 years.
1978 Peter moved to Los Angeles where Al Stewart had relocated.
1979 Al Stewart toured Japan for the first time.
1980 Peter formed a band called Shot in the Dark. / Album"Shot in the Dark"(1981)
1984 His brother Danny formed the group Matt Bianco.
1987 Danny and Basia left the group.
1990 Peter had released his first solo CD, "Reveillez-Vous" (Chase)
Steve Chapman became Peter's manager.
He started playing with his own band.
Peter toured with Danny and Basia.

1991 Al and Peter toured Japan.( track on "Rhymes In Rooms")

1992 2nd CD "Excusez-Moi "
1993 3rd CD "Promenade"
1994 4th CD "Reflections"
1995 After recording three CDs for Sindrome, Peter signed with Columbia/Sony.
He was part of the first "Guitars and Saxes" tour (Peter White,Richard Elliott Warren Hill & Craig Chaquico)
1996 5th CD "Caravan of Dreams"
Compilation CD "Collection Limited Edition"
1997 6th CD "Songs of the Season"
1998 7th CD "Perfect Moment"
"Smooth Jazz Christmas"tour (Dave Koz, Peter White, David Benoit & Brenda Russell )
1999 "Guitars and Saxes" tour ( Peter White, Kirk Whalum, Marc Antoine & Everette Harp )
"Smooth Jazz Christmas"tour (Dave Koz, Peter White, David Benoit & Brenda Russell )
2000 1st Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards / CD of the Year / Song of the Year
Best Guitarist / Best Collaboration
Compilation CD "By Candlelight Collection, Vol. 2"
"Smooth Jazz Christmas"tour (Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Peter White & Brenda Russell)
2001 8th CD "Glow"
2nd The National Smooth Jazz Awards / Best Guitarist
2002 3rd The National Smooth Jazz Awards / Best Guitarist
2003 4th The National Smooth Jazz Awards / Best Guitarist
"Guitars and Saxes" tour ( Richard Elliot, Peter White, Jeff Golub & Steve Cole)
Peter White Christmas ( featuring Mindi Abair )
2004 9th CD "Confidential"
Peter White Christmas ( featuring Rick Braun & Mindi Abair )
2005 The Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards / nomination for "International Artist of the Year"
"Jazz Attack" tour ( Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Peter White, Jonathan Butler)
Peter White Christmas ( featuring Rick Braun & Mindi Abair )
2006 10th CD "Playin' Favorites"
"Guitars and Saxes" tour ( Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, Jeff Golub, Peter White)
Peter White Christmas ( featuring Rick Braun & Mindi Abair )
2007 "Jazz Attack" tour ( Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Peter White, Jonathan Butler)
11th - Live CD
"Peter White Christmas" with Rick Braun and Mindi Abair
Peter White Christmas ( featuring Rick Braun & Mindi Abair )
Japan Tour (with Mindi Abair) 11.13 ~11.16 ....the first time playing PW's music in Japan
2008 "Guitars and Saxes" tour (Peter White, Gerald Albright, Jeff Golub, Jeff Lorber)
The Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards / "International Instrumentalist of the Year"
Peter White Christmas ( featuring Rick Braun & Mindi Abair )
2009 12th CD "Good Day"
Smooth Jazz Christmas 2009 ( Dave Koz, Rick Braun, David Benoit, Peter White & Brenda Russell )
2010 "Guitars and Saxes" tour (Peter White, Gerald Albright, Jeff Golub, Kirk Whalum)
Peter White Christmas ( featuring Rick Braun & Mindi Abair )
2011 "Guitars and Saxes" tour (Peter White, Gerald Albright, Jeff Golub, Kirk Whalum)
"Jazz Attack" tour ( Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, & Peter White )
Japan Tour (with Mindi Abair) 5.19~5.21
Peter White Christmas ( featuring Kirk Whalum & Mindi Abair )
2012 13th CD "Here We Go"
Japan Tour 6.13~6.16 Michael Paulo (sax)Gregg Karukas (key)Nate Phillips (b)Eric Valentine(ds)
Peter White Christmas ( featuring Rick Braun & Mindi Abair )
2013 Japan Tour 5.8~5.10 Michael Paulo (sax)Gregg Karukas (key)Nate Phillips (b)Eric Valentine(ds)
Al Stewart "Year Of The Cat Live Tour" 10.15 Royal Albert Hall (UK)
Peter White Christmas ( featuring Rick Braun & Mindi Abair )
2014 14th CD "Smile"
"Jazz Attack" tour ( Rick Braun, Peter White and Euge Groove)
Peter White Christmas ( featuring Rick Braun & Mindi Abair )
2015 "Jazz Attack" tour ( Richard Elliot, Peter White and Euge Groove)
Japan Tour 2.24~2.27 Michael Paulo (sax)Gregg Karukas (key)Nate Phillips (b)Eric Valentine(ds)
Al Stewart "Year Of The Cat Live Tour" 5.16 Royal Albert Hall (UK)
Peter White Christmas ( featuring Rick Braun & Mindi Abair )
2016 "Jazz Attack" tour (Rick Braun, Peter White and Euge Groove)
Japan Tour 6.16~6.19 Michael Paulo (sax)Gregg Karukas (key)Nate Phillips (b)Eric Valentine(ds)

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