“The Peet Project is primed to become a Global sensation… [they] have really managed to distill the important elements of Smooth Jazz and present the genre in a new, hip way that gets listeners dancing and grooving, and guarantees to leave a smile...! ”~Sandy Shore, SmoothJazz.com
The members of Hungarian jazz/pop/funk group Peet Project are still in their early twenties, but with the release of their brand new album, Love, on May 12, 2015, they already have four albums under their belt – in addition to a “Debut Artist of the Year” title garnered at the prestigious Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival in 2013.
Their original music is a seductive and eclectic blend, reflecting influences encompassing Brian Culbertson, Candy Dulfer, George Duke, Earth Wind and Fire and the Rippingtons, among others. The group’s driving force is violinist / composer / producer Peter “Peet” Ferencz (25). Peter gives the band its unique sound through his use of violin as a lead instrument in an equivalent role to saxophone or keyboards. His talent was recognized by Brian Culbertson, culminating in Brian lending production guidance to one of the standout tracks off the second album.