Peter Slocombe was born in Wolverhampton, England. At six, Peter picked up the Clarinet, and at nine started on Saxophone. When his family moved to California in 1996, he quickly became involved in the Los Angeles music scene. By the end of high school he was performing regularly with "Underwood", a well established rock band, in venues such as: The House of Blues, The Knitting Factory, B.B Kings, and The Key Club.
Peter holds a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Music from the California Institute of the Arts with an emphasis in Jazz Studies. In 2006 Peter was one of the recipients of the John Coltrane Music Scholarship for Saxophone Performance. In 2007 he released his first full length album entitled “Lullaby for Elizabeth” that features nine original compositions and contains some well known young performers as well as jazz guitar great Larry Koonse.
As a professional musician Peter divides his time teaching and performing. He has over 10 years experience teaching privately, working with non- profit art organizations, and running clinics at high school and college music programs. He currently resides in Southern California where he works as a free-lance saxophone player, music educator, composer, and singer/songwriter.
Some of Peter's compositions can be heard on his album “Lullaby for Elizabeth” and the 2004, 2005, 2006, Capitol records released Cal Arts Jazz CD's. His most recent project, a 6 song acoustic guitar and vocal album titled “I’m Dreaming of Another Time” is set for release in March 2013.