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Peter Walters

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Peter Walters: acoustic and electric bassist, guitarist, composer, arranger, producer, teacher.

Peter has been at the forefront of jazz performance in Brisbane for over 2 decades. As a bassist, he is highly sought after for his superb accompaniment of singers and instrumentalists alike. Classically trained by Ken Poggioli (Queensland Orchestra) he quickly established his jazz credentials with strong and imaginative playing. He is a deft soloist, displaying a complete command of whatever style he is playing be it bebop, blues, rock, soul, latin, manouche or contemporary jazz.

He has backed some of Australia’s finest performers such as Kerry Biddell, Vince Jones, Wiley Reed, James Morrison and Don Burrows as well as international artists Vanessa Rubin, Sheila Jordan, Johnny Griffin, Clifford Jordan, Annie Ross, Don Menzer, Richie Cole, Joachim Kuhn, Jason Rebello , Andreas Oberg and many more.

Peter has a Masters Degree in Music majoring in composition and has written and arranged for ABC and SBS television documentaries and film and theatre as well as arranging for and producing vocal and instrumental albums. He teaches jazz bass at the Qld Conservatorium and the QUT contemporary music faculty. He has also been awarded ‘Best Producer’ for the Wiley Reed album ‘Straight From The Heart’ at the Queensland Sunny awards.

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