Drummer, recording artist and performer

PETER HURNI is a recording artist and performer with more than thirty years experience. Peter plays Jazz, Fusion, Latin and Funk Music and has played with many different bands over the past three decades of his musical career.

Born in Bern, Switzerland, Peter has performed throughout Europe and North America. Touring with his multi-award winning group Birdland, he has appeared at the jazz festivals in Montreux, Bern, Zurich and Luzerne in Switzerland, Leverkusen, Germany, Paris, France and Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia.

Peter has also appeared at festivals in Zagreb, Croatia and Sarajevo, Bosnia/Herzegovina and performed in London, England. In North America, Peter has performed at the jazz festivals in Calgary and Victoria and performed extensively in Los Angeles, Vancouver and throughout Alberta.

To his credit, since 1980, Peter has recorded twelve albums. Living in Canada since 1987, Peter has been actively performing and recording in Calgary, Banff, Canmore, and throughout Alberta and B.C., both with his own musical ensembles and projects and as a freelance artist. Peter is a member of the Calgary Musicians Association.

Peter also shares his deep drum and djembe experience and skills with aspiring drum students. Click here to learn more.

More music clips

Music clip from the Birdland album, History of Love and Believe (1980):

Music clip from the Birdland album, In the Temple of Silence (1982):

Recorded in May 2006 by Jeremy Coates, Glen Yorga, Paul Ashwell and Peter Hurni:

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