Biography of Peter Guidi - Peter's Photo Gallery - Video Page - List of EIGHTY FOUR prizes won by Peter's bands
The acclaimed flute method 'The Jazz Flute'
A Short History of the Jazz Flute The prize-winning 'Jazzmania' Big Band
Photos of the prize-winning Jazz Juniors and Jazz Focus big band plus an outline of the MA Jazz Department
Press Reviews - Over 400 Jazz Jokes in 12 categories
Jazz Links + Flute Links & Resources


Welcome to
Peter Guidi's

'Forbidden Flute'

Videos:

The first jazz big band ever invited to Holland's Got Talent,
Peter's Junior Jazz Unlimited Big Band gave a great performance and made it through to the semi-finals of the popular tv talent show.

 

 

 


The Junior Jazz Unlimited Big Band, conducted by Peter Guidi, on tour in New York in October 2015 . We played a lot, listened a lot, attended workshops, made a recording, and saw a lot. An unforgettable experience for all involved. All the excerpts used to make this video were filmed by the band members themselves.


Peter Guidi on flute leading the Dutch National Youth Jazz Orchestra performing one of Peter's own compositions entitled 'Sogne Fjord' inspired by a trip to Norway. Filmed as part of a live DVD recording in the BIM Huis, Amsterdam, May 2009

Performing Jerry van Rooyen's arrangement of The Very Thought of You with the Jazz Focus big band. 25th anniversay celebrations BIM Huis, Amsterdam, 2012.


Peter leading the Jazzmania big band performing one of Peter's own compositions entitled 'Salute To The Flute' during the bands' 15th anniversary concert at the BIM Huis, Amsterdam, Holland, 2003. Filmed by Jellie Dekker, NPS T.V.


Peter on flute leading the Jazzmania big band performing another of Peter's compositions entitled 'Curtain Up' during the band's 20th anniversary concert at the new BIM Huis, Amsterdam, Holland, 2008. Filmed by Jellie Dekker of NPS t.v..


For more videos of Peter and his bands visit the

Video Page

 

Selected Interviews

Watch a receent video interview with Peter Guidi as part of the series
'Jazz Helden' (Jazz Heroes)
on the website of the
Netherland Jazz Archive (spoken in Dutch)

 



Interview in 'FaLaUt' Italian Flute Magazine (in Italian)

Interview with internet jazz site 'Jazzitalia' plus photos of Jazzmania at the Divino Jazz Festival Naples. Interview Jazzitalia (Italian)
Interview 'Jazzism' Magazine 'The Guidi Clan' (Dutch)
Interview for the Dutch classical music magazine 'Akkord' (Dutch)
Intervierw 'Jazzism' Magazine 'Amsterdam Jazz Scene' (Dutch)
Interview with the Netehrland 'Jazzagenda' (Dutch)

Interview with the music critic of Dutch 'Playboy' magazine (English)

Featured member of the 'Internet Flute List' Interview (English)

Interview 'Muziek en Theater Netwerk' magazine (Dutch)

Interview 'Fluit' magazine (Dutch)

Interview 'Haarlem Dagblad'
'Meer' Big Band Fetsival (Dutch)

Interview 'Ritmo' magazine (Italian)

Interview 'Het PAROOL' (Dutch)

Interview 'Garda Magazine' Festival, (Italian)

Interview 'Kunst en Media' (Dutch)

Interview for the 'Jazzmania' big band 10 year Jubilee (Dutch)

Interview 'Muziek Wereld' (Dutch

Interview 'De Volkskrant' (Dutch)

Interview 'Music & Show' (Dutch)

The Euro-Big-Band project in the European Parliament (Dutch)

Read a review of this website from 'Fluit' magazine (Dutch)

Interview for Stichting Swing about the Princess Christina Jazz Competition (Dutch)

Interview for the Netherlands Jazz Archive Publication 'Bulletin' (Dutch)

A test and review of the Borgani saxophones
by Peter Guidi
(English)
 


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then click Albums:

 

 

Or here for Peter's Facebook page (click Photos followed by Albums):

 



'The flute is not an instrument that has a good moral effect -
it is too exciting.' Aristotle.

 


Photo: Ferrie Knijn

The Jazz Flute

The acclaimed two volume jazz improvisation method for flute. The chapters can be studied consecutively or separately. A comprehensive method for experienced flute players and beginners alike.

'With this work Peter Guidi truly fills a gap by providing the student with a useful book which is indispensable to understand and delve deeply into the jazz flute.'
Jazz flutist Stephano Benini, author of 'Il Flauto e il Jazz', 'Musica Jazz' magazine, Italy.

'The Jazz Flute' is a real no nonsense, complete study book. It is based upon a solid foundation and systematically constructed. It is also a friendly book, informative and at times humourous using sayings from musicians, composers and philosophers. What also comes across is that jazz is not just the study of theory but also a way of life.
Jazz flutist Jeroen Pek, 'Fluit' magazine, Holland.

 

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Double DVD:

DVD 1:
'The Jazzmania Big Band Live in the Bimhuis'

Special guest: trumpet legend Benny Bailey.

Plus:

DVD 2:
'Serious Fun'

A t.v. documentary filmed and broadcast by NPS Dutch National Television
illustrating Peter Guidi's pioneering work in jazz education.

 

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Order this double DVD using Paypal's secure credit card payment service. The double DVD is €15.00 (15 euros) including postage. Click the currency converter to check the amount in your own currency.

Further Impressions

The latest cd released by the multi prize-winning
Jazzmania Big Band
(dir. Peter Guidi)

With the inspiring leadership of Peter Guidi, young musicians get a unique opportunity to further develop themselves musically, with surprising results, as you can hear on this cd: excellent jazz music that is a pleasure to listen to. For example listen to the 14-year-old alto saxophone player, Ben van Gelder, who found himself completely at ease at this year's North Sea Jazz Festival playing with some of the great international jazz musicians.
Hans Dijkstal, musician, politician

With the enthousiastic leadership of Peter Guidi, an educational trajectory (from the age of 8!) came into existence that commands admiration both nationally and internationally. The Jazzmania Big Band is the keystone of this system, and the resounding result on this CD says more than any amount of words can about the high quality of education offered. The band is tight and cooking and the contributions from the soloists are of a maturity that is sometimes astonishing. All in all, this CD is superlative in every respect, and there is every reason to look forward to future developments.
Ruud van Dijk, director of the Jazz Conservatory of Amsterdam

 

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New Impressions

'This is a remarkably impressive ensemble that serves, in Guidi’s words, as “a stepping stone for many talented young players.” Jazzmania has them in abundance, and the future of big-band Jazz, at least in The Netherlands, seems as luminous and breathtaking as the aurora borealis.'

Jack Bowers, big band specialist, U.S. music magazine 'Cadence'.

 

Click here to read the full text of this great review.

 

"The future of the 'Jazz Orchestra' is in the 'Jazzmania' big band"
Henk Meutgeert, director of the 'Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw'.

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Forbidden Flute

'I believe there are new roads to explore, I don't believe everything has been said on the jazz flute. For example I've heard some experimental work being done by Peter Guidi that I like very much, I find it very interesting.'
Frank Wess- legendary 'father' of the jazz flute

'In my opinion this recording is a standard work that any self-respecting flutist who wishes to remain in touch with the times should listen to.'
'Muziek Wereld', Holland.


'This is an excellent and at times majestic rcording that is required listening for those who wsih to know what a flute can do today playing modern jazz. A fascinating recording'.
Coen de Jonge, 'Jazz' Magazine Holland.

'The quote from Aristotle on the back of the cd cover 'The flute is not an instrument that has a good moral effect. It is too exciting'. Is more than just an intellectual boast, it is here made to come true'.
Dagblad De Limburger, Holland.


Read more great press reviews!

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This CD is sold out .

A Weaver of Dreams

A recording in trio formation, featuring the flute family

'I kept telling myself that high expectations are usually followed by disappointment. But not in this case. I heard a wonderful flute player whose style is so unique, so sensitive and at the same time self-assured , that his way of playing should be labelled 'Guidi-ism'.....the flutes whispered out of two very contented loud speakers.'
Mick Boskamp, music critic Dutch 'Playboy' magazine.

'He swings, he is lyrical, he vocalises with the flute even producing three note chords by playing two notes and singing the third. Everything is produced acoustically and sounds totally natural.'
Goudsche Courant, Holland.

Click below for a transcription of Peter Guidi's flute solo from the title track

'A Weaver of Dreams':

Transcribed solo - part 1

Transcribed solo - part 2

From an article in the French flute magazine 'Traversiere'


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Front cover of 'A weaver of dreams'

This CD is sold out . Now available from the iTunes Store.

A Weaver of Dreams - Peter Guidi, Michel Herr & Riccardo del Fra

Beautiful Friendship

Recorded in quartet formation with contributions from top Dutch jazz musicians


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Front cover of Beautiful Friendship

This CD is sold out . Now available from the iTunes store.

Beatiful Friendship - Peter Guidi





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now Available!!

The new Jazz Focus Big Band CD

'FOCUSED'

A new cd by the prize-winning
Jazz Focus Big Band
(dir. Peter Guidi
)

The CD was pesented to a packed house in the Amsterdam BIM Huis, Hollands' 'Temple of Jazz'.

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Click here to visit the Jazz Focus web site

 

 

 

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