Genre: Jazz, Funk, Pop
Consisting of musicians with writing and producing skills that defy their tender age, the Peet Project plays a seductive blend of jazz, pop and funk. The driving force in the group is violinist / composer / producer Peter “Peet” Ferencz who uses the violin as a lead instrument in an equivalent role to saxophones or keyboards.
Peter started to learn classical violin at the age of 4 and was already playing for pop groups at 13. He was just 15 when he began to write and record hip-hop, r&b, house and pop songs in a small home studio. At high school, Peter teamed up with keyboarder Ádám Lőrincz with whom he put together a series of compositions, of which the track Pink Spirit received regular airplay at Budapest’s leading smooth-jazz/lounge radio station 90.9 Jazzy. In 2009, they were joined by seasoned saxophone player and jazz educator Marci Mits and took up the band name “Peet Project”.
Their debut album, Pink Spirit was released in January 2010 and has been embraced by a number of radio stations in the US and Western Europe.
The band's second release, Turn You On was released on November 29, 2011 and includes a healthy mix of smooth jazz, funk and pop tunes.