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Peter Slavov is a New York-based double bassist,composer,session musician,arranger and educator. He has performed at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals in more than 30 countries on 5 continents.
In 1999,upon receiving a scholarship from Boston’s famed Berklee College of Music, Peter moved to Boston to attend Berklee. In 2001, he was awarded the Berklee Bass Department’s John Neves Memorial Scholarship Award for Outstanding Musicianship, as well as a full scholarship.
After graduating from Berklee in 2002, Peter Slavov has performed and/or recorded with world-renowned artists, such as: Joe Lovano, Quincy Jones,George Garzone, Danilo Perez,Sophie Milman, Kevin Mahogany and Simon Shaheen, among many others.
Peter is currently touring the world with Grammy award-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano’s Us Five band. In 2012, Us Five received the Award for Best Small Group by the Jazz Journalists Association of America.
Peter Slavov is also featured on the most recent album by Joe Lovano and Us Five - "Cross Culture", which was released in January 2013 on the historic Blue Note label.
Peter has performed with legendary producer/arranger/composer Quincy Jones’ Global Gumbo Project.
Peter has also recorded for Jones. He is featured on pianist Alfredo Rodriguez’ critically-acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated album The Invasion Parade(released in 2014),which Quincy Jones produced. The composition Guantanamera was nominated for a GRAMMY in the category Best Arrangement, Group or A Capella.
In the spring of 2013, Peter was commissioned to write a piece for jazz trio and a chamber orchestra. The piece, “Gone”, was performed in July 2013 by the Varna Chamber Orchestra at the Festival Complex in Varna, Bulgaria as part of the Varna Summer Music Festival.
Peter’s recording credits include more than 35 albums.
In 2010, as part of vocalist Sophie Milman’s band, Peter recorded for the soundtrack to the documentary Jews And Baseball: An American Love Story by award-winning director and producer Peter Miller, and narrated by Dustin Hoffman.
Since the fall of 2012, Peter has been teaching an annual master class at New Bulgarian University in Sofia, Bulgaria.
He has also taught master classes at Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Mexico; Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand; the Wheeler School in Providence, RI