Peter Seymour, double bass

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Meet Peter

Double bassist Peter Seymour (of PROJECT Trio) has performed with many of the world’s most highly acclaimed artists and ensembles, including the Cleveland Orchestra, New World Symphony, Houston Symphony, New York City Ballet,  Iris Orchestraand the Colorado Music Festival. He was the recipient of the Downbeat Magazine Award for Best Jazz Soloist and has shared the stage with such luminaries as Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove and Bobby McFerrin.

Since the inception of PROJECT Trio, Peter has taken on many roles, including CEO, manager, and community engagement director. He is especially passionate about education and outreach and has organized events for the Trio benefiting over 400,000 students on three continents in eleven countries and over 40 States.  Peter also serves as the director of PROJECT: The Camp, a unique summer music festival founded in 2012 that focuses on modern chamber music, with an emphasis on ensemble, improvisation, composition, memorization, performance, and extended techniques.  He is always active writing music for the Trio.  His recent compositions include two pieces for trio and orchestra:  Dr. Nick and an arrangement of Rossini’s William Tell Overture.

Peter received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master’s Degree in Bass Performance from Rice University where he was a student of Paul Ellison. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Brooklyn, NY.

PROJECT Trio collaborated with From the Top on our “Stressed Out” music video in 2017.