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upcoming gigs

Sunday August 28th: Taeko Kunishima Trio, AberJazz, Fishguard, Wales

Saturday September 10th: Get The Blessing, Jazz ao Largo Festival, Barcelos, Portugal

Sunday September 11th: Pete Judge Solo, Jazz ao Largo Festival, Barcelos, Portugal

Thursday October 6th: Jan/Jon/JOW, El Rincon, Bristol

Saturday October 8th: JOW (EP launch) + Harriet Riley, Alex Garden & Stevie Toddler, St Ambrose Church, Whitehall, Bristol

Tuesday October 11th: Three Cane Whale, Herne Hill Festival, London

Thursday October 20th: The Invisible Apples, El Rincon, Bristol

Thursday November 10th: “piano 3” album launch (supporting Tom Rogerson), St George’s Bristol https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/whats-on/tom-rogerson-and-pete-judge/

Sunday November 13th: Three Cane Whale, Hootenanny Brixton, London

Friday November 18th: Three Cane Whale, St Augustine’s Church, Penarth, Wales

Wednesday November 23rd: “piano 3” album launch, Pound Arts, Corsham (1pm) https://poundarts.org.uk/whats-on/lunchtime-recital-pete-judge-piano-3-piano/

Sunday November 27th: Three Cane Whale, The Prince Albert, Stroud

Thursday December 22nd: Riaan Vosloo’s Uphill Game, El Rincon, Bristol

Sunday January 8th, 2023: Comfort In Chaos, Bath Jazz Weekend

Saturday February 4th, 2023: Get The Blessing, Pound Arts, Corsham

Thursday March 16th, 2023: Three Cane Whale, St George’s Bristol

piano 3

“piano 3”, the third volume of solo piano pieces recorded on the magnificent Steinway grand in St George’s Bristol, to be released in cd, download, and sheet music formats in november 2022

may 2022

pete plays trumpet in Benji Bower’s extraordinary “symphonic love-letter to the earth” TERRA CODA, premiering with three sold-out performances at the new The Mount Without in Bristol

april 2022

debut album by the invisible apples (“the golden threads and mystic lights of duka”) is released on cd https://theinvisibleapples.bandcamp.com/album/the-golden-threads-and-mystic-lights-of-duka

march 2022

JOW records new ep in st ambrose church, with special guest alex garden

february 2022

“piano + film” at st george’s bristol, in a double-bill with harriet riley & alex garden’s “sonder ii” album launch. https://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/whats-on/alex-garden-harriet-riley-stevie-toddler/

december 2021

the dings, new electro-acoustic duo with multi-instrumentalist and filmmaker tony orrell, releases its debut album “booster” on bandcamp https://thedings.bandcamp.com/releases

december 2021

aardman animation’s film “robin robin” is released on netflix, with music composed by the bookshop band and featuring pete on trumpet and tenor horn. the soundtrack is oscar and ivor novello award nominated https://www.aardman.com/robin-robin-streaming-now-on-netflix/

november 2021

JOW, new acoustic duo with cellist james gow, releases its eponymous debut album on cd and bandcamp https://jowduo.bandcamp.com/releases

october 2021

“river echoes” (a live sound, music and film event on and under the waters of Bristol, created by kathy hinde) takes place in bristol’s bathhurst basin, with pete playing cornet in a canoe http://kathyhinde.co.uk/river-echoes-2021/

september 2021

“comfort in chaos”, a new suite for jazz septet & poets, composed in collaboration with harriet riley, is recorded at j&j studios, released on CD and bandcamp, and premiered live at the 1532 Performing Arts theatre in bristol. The suite celebrates the work of the charity 1625 Independent People, which works with young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. https://www.1532bristol.co.uk/comfort-in-chaos-a-jazz-suite

summer 2021

the track “frond three” (from ‘piano 2’) is used as the theme music for the bbc radio 4 extra series “new creatives dramas”

july 2021

the band of waites (duo with dejan ilijic) releases “planet”, first single from forthcoming album release

march 2021

silver stairs of ketchikan single ‘old god’s tongue’ (on which pete plays trumpet and flugelhorn), released march 2021
https://www.silverstairsofketchikan.bandcamp.com

february 2021

a new painting of pete appears in debut exhibition by bristol legend big jeff johns
https://bigjeffjohnsart.com/

winter 2020

“piano 2” sheet music: eleven transcriptions released             

november 2020

“piano + film”: new collaboration with audio-visual artist kathy hinde, premiered live at st george’s bristol, 28th november 2020
https://kathyhinde.co.uk/                               

autumn 2020

“a short film about ice”, dir. adam laity, featuring music from “piano”, released autumn 2020 (‘best climate emergency film’ at the ahrc research in film awards 2020, ‘best short film’ at belgrade greenfest 2020)
https://www.adamlaity.com/a-short-film-about-ice/4595083877

october 2020

this is the kit “off off on” (featuring pete on flugelhorn) released on rough trade reaching the top 10 of the uk album charts

serbian band eyot’s album “557799” (pete plays trumpet on the opening track) released on ropeadope

spring 2020

“piano” sheet music: eleven transcriptions released