ABOUT PETER WILLEMS
Peter is a bassist, and also a Vocalist, from The Netherlands. He graduated cum laude at the conservatory of Maastricht with a shared bachelor of Voice and Double bass. In his short career he performed on many festivals including the North Sea Jazz festival, Music Meeting, Jazz in Duketown and So What’s Next. In 2019 he won the second prize of the prestigious ‘Prinses Christina Jazz Concours’, and in 2022 he won the 1st prize of the ‘Conservatory Talent Award’.
“Star Potential; that is the word that lingers once the dust has settled after his performance…”
- Jury of the Christina Concours
He has followed lessons with the three big ‘Johns’ of the bass world; Goldsby, Patitucci and Clayton. And he recently released his very well received debut album called ‘DOUBLE DARE’, together with the grammy nominated New York based guitar player Gary Lucas, known for his work with Jeff Buckley and Captain Beefheart.