Peter White (musician)

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White performing in San Diego (2009)

Peter White (* 20th September 1954 in Luton , England) is a smooth jazz and jazz-fusion - guitarist . He also plays the accordion and piano . His brother Danny White was one of the founders of the band Matt Bianco . White's style is mainly characterized by the exclusive use of the classical guitar with nylon sides. White thus ties in with Earl Klugh's style and collaborates on studio recordings and tours with many smooth jazz musicians such as Rick Braun or Kirk Whalum .


In Luton -born Peter White scored the first success in the company of Al Stewart . During his 20 years with Stewart, he re-composed many songs, particularly Stewart's top 10 hit Time Passages . In the late 1980s he accompanied Basia on several successful albums.

Peter White recorded his first solo albums in 1990. His instrumentals What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) , recorded by Jr. Walker & The All Stars (2006), Mister Magic , recorded by Grover Washington, Jr. (2007), and Bright (2009) all reached # 1 Billboard Jazz Song Charts.



  • 1990: Reveillez-Vous (Chase Music)
  • 1991: Excusez-Moi (Sindrome)
  • 1993: Promenade (Sindrome)
  • 1994: Reflections (Sindrome)
  • 1996: Caravan of Dreams (Columbia)
  • 1997: Songs of the Season (Sony)
  • 1998: Perfect Moment (Sony)
  • 2001: Glow (Sony), No. 4 in the US Jazz Albums Chart
  • 2004: Confidential (Columbia), # 3 on the US Jazz Albums Chart
  • 2006: Playin 'Favorites (Sony), # 4 in the US Jazz Albums Chart
  • 2007: Peter White Christmas (ARTizen Music Group), # 12 in the US Jazz Albums Chart
  • 2009: Good Day (Concord Music Group), No. 2 in the US Jazz Albums Chart
  • 2012: Here We Go


Peter White won the award for Best Smooth Jazz Musician at the 2007 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards. He was named best guitarist at the National Smooth Jazz Awards for four consecutive years (2000-2003).

In 2000 Peter White won three Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards :

  • CD of the Year for Perfect Moment
  • Song of the Year for Midnight in Manhattan with Grover Washington, Jr.
  • Best guitarist

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Biography ( Memento of the original from February 18, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice., accessed January 2, 2012 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. ^ Peter White Song Chart History at, accessed January 2, 2012
  3. a b c d e Peter White Album Chart History .