Celebrating Twenty Years

20th Standard Bank Joy Of Jazz celebrating quality live music, explore and discover new and old stories

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Sandton Convention Center

Peter Beets Trio

Dutch superstar Peter Beets, with his elder brothers Marius and Alexander and a friend Gijs Dijkhuizen, have been at the forefront of jazz in Holland. Their mother was a music teacher and father was a jazz-loving gynaecologist with a passion for Oscar Peterson and Art Blakey. Peter received his first piano lessons at the age of six. Both Marius and Alexander become professional musicians on string bass and tenor sax respectively. After college, Peter studied from 1989 at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He combined his music studies with law school, but he decided to concentrate exclusively on music.

From 1985 the brothers performed together as The Beets Brothers with their debut album being released in 1990. Two more followed and over the years they have built up an enormous body of work, many in collaboration with other artists.

Peter has undertaken numerous tours of Europe with his trio, as well as the US and Japan. He played at the famed Birdland Club in New York as a "special guest" for one week.