ABOUT MAY PETERS......
Studies: Conservatory Electric Organ in Maastricht - the Netherlands Conservatory Trombone Jazz (´Light Music´) with Bart van Lier in Hilversum - the Netherlands
Teacher Spanish second grade Fontys Hogeschool (University) Tilburg. Trombone player (tenor and bass), organist, arranger and director, studiomusician. Teacher Jazz Trombone y Caribbean Music at Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico 2006-2007, Jazz Combos, assistent director Big Band y Afro-Caribbean Ensemble.
May played in twenty seven countries (from Holland: The Cubop City Big Band; from Surinam/Holanda: Ronald Snijders Extended Band; from Puerto Rico: Elías Lopés, Plena Libre, Eddie Santiago; in Curaçao: the Festival di Tumba, Jazz Festival, and many more) She gives workshops and lectures in the Caribbean, the United States, Europe and South Africa. May is a correspondent for www.caribemagazine.nl representing Puerto Rico and the music of Curaçao, and a reviewer for the Antillean Newspaper. In July 2009 her new book ¡Música Maestra! ´brieven uit San Juan´ (letters from San Juan) appeared. She produced a tour with the program ‘Bohemia del Alma’, in the Netherlands, with Puerto Rican singer Gryssel Ramírez; In Augst 2011 she gave, together with saxofonist/multi instrumentalist/composer Edgar Abraham a concert in Teatro Beckett in Río Piedras-Puerto Rico entitled ‘Jazz 100 por 35’,music of the Puerto Rican Songbook.She continues giving clases and workshops of Latin Music in the Caribbean and Europe. June 22, 2013 she released her album Tributo de Tambor y Trombón en Clave de Mujer Boricua, arranged and produced by Eric Figueroa, which she presentated with the 5 piece band and special guests on Nov 3 , 2013 for the Puerto Rican audience in a full Teatro Arriví- Santurce, San Juan. In March 2014 she performed at the Long Weekend Jazz Fest- Humcao, Puerto Rico and at the Ventana al Jazz Fest- San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her new book "Poco a Poco" will be published by the end of 2014.
Home Base: Puerto Rico
Band Formation: Trombone, piano, bass, drums, conga/cajon, timbales/bongo, Brasilian percussion.