Celebrating the release of their new project, Soulful Songs and Spirits, the Peter Sommer Septet will ride again with new music from Sommer inspired by his jazz community and family. The Sommer Septet was formed as a love letter to Jazz, celebrating the music and improvisation of the great jazz composers and their ensembles, including Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, as well as the classic ensembles of Ellington, Count Basie, Horace Silver and Art Blakey. The septet performs classic and original material regularly at venues in the Denver Metro region, as well as at festivals around the country. Members include Front Range jazz luminaries Wil Swindler, alto/baritone saxophones, Al Hood, trumpet, Paul McKee, trombone, Ben Markley, piano, Seth Lewis, bass, and Paul Romaine, drums, as well as Sommer on tenor/soprano saxophones.
Peter Sommer – tenor and soprano saxophone
Gabe Mervine – trumpet and flugelhorn
Paul McKee – trombone
Wil Swindler – alto and baritone saxophone
Ben Markley – piano
Seth Lewis – bass
Paul Romaine – drums