The Peter Sprague Trio, featuring Danish vocalist Sinne Eeg, includes bassist Darek Oles, and drummer Duncan Moore. Guitarist Peter Sprague and group will perform a wide range of jazz and pop tunes, standards, originals, and music from The Great American Songbook. Peter Sprague has lived in San Diego most of his life, and is an accomplished performer, composer, arranger, recording engineer, producer, educator, and life-long surfer. Peter began playing the guitar at the age of 12, and some early influences were The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Peter’s parents listened to Miles Davis, Benny Carter, and Stan Getz.
Through this exposure, Peter discovered Blood, Sweat, and Tears, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker,and Wynton Kelly. With some of his jazz minded friends, Peter became part of The Minor Jazz Quintet(band members were under 21). From there Peter studied at The Interlochen Arts Academy, studied Chick Corea’s music, studied classical music with Albin Czak, Madame Chaloff, and with Pat Metheny. Peter later formed the group, The Dance of Universe Orchestra, and went on to record with Charles McPherson, Steve Kujala, Bob Magnusson, Peter Erskine, and play with Chick Corea, Al Jarreau, Herbie Hancock, Roger Williams, Wayne Shorter, Hubert Laws, Victor Feldman, John Pattituci, Larry Coryell, Dianne Reeves, The Grossmont Symphony, The San Diego Symphony, and at The Lincoln Center in N.Y. Peter has taught at The Musicians Institute in Hollywood, The Cal Institute of the Arts in L.A., and at The UCSD jazz camp. Peter has played in the group BrazilJazz, performed with David Benoit, Eric Marienthal, Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Alex Acuna, Ivan Lins, with over 150 major jazz artists, and recorded on nearly 400 albums. Peter has received numerous music awards, including best jazz artist in San Diego 9 times. Peter established Spragueland recording studio, the SBE record label, has written several educational guitar books, and received the highest praise from both Pat Metheny and Chick Corea for his musicianship and spreading the joy of creativity in his music, with a warm, human quality.
Danish vocalist and composer, Sinne Eeg, grew up in a musical family, and graduated from The Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Esbjerg. Sinne is an international performer, and has worked the jazz artists Larry Goldings, Peter Erskine, Ken Peplowski, at The Green Mill in Chicago, and Birdland in N.Y. Sinne is a stunning phraser, and scat singer, all with natural and perfect pitch. Sinne won the Song of the Year Award in Denmark, has won 4 Danish Music Awards, The Danish Radio P2 Jazz Prize, the Ben Webster Prize, The French Prix Du Jazz, and Queen Ingrid’s Honorary Grant, personally presented by Queen Margrethe of Denmark. Sinne Eeg has appeared on 13 recordings.
Polish bassist Darek Oles, first played music at the age of 5, and started on the bass at the age of 18. Darek studied with bassist Charlie Haden, and co-founded The L.A. Jazz Quartet with Chuck Manning and Larry Koonse. Darek has recorded with jazz artists Brad Mehldau, Larry Koonse, Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer, Alan Pasqua, Adam Czerwninski, Bob McChesney, Kait Dunton, and taught music at Cal Institute of the Arts, U.S.C., and U.C.Irvine. Darek has performed with 100’s of jazz musicians, and his playing is in the lineage of Scott LaFaro, Bill Evans, Charlie Haden, and Gary Peacock. Darek has made over a dozen recordings as a leader/co-leader, has appeared on nearly 100 recordings(of which many have received Grammy nominations), and played 100’s of concerts worldwide. Darek has won numerous Polish music awards, played and recorded with many of Poland’s best jazz bands, appeared on radio. T.V., and played extensively in Europe, Cuba, Mexico, and in a wide variety of settings. Darek has received Poland’s best jazz musician of the year award, and was voted best acoustic bassist in Europe.
Drummer Duncan Moore began playing drums at the age of 8, and studied music at the University of Iowa. For over 40 years, Duncan has performed./recorded with nearly 100 major jazz, pop. rock, latin. and r&b artists. Duncan has recorded on 100’s of commercials, soundtracks, and music projects, and has appeared on 125 recordings.