Pete Churchill has been working as a composer, pianist, singer and teacher for almost 30 years

After twenty years teaching at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Pete is now Professor of Jazz Composition at the Academy and Head of Jazz Voice at the Brussels Royal Conservatoire.

While teaching regularly in Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore Pete is recognised in the UK as being at the forefront of Jazz teaching, receiving the Parliamentary Award for Jazz Education in 2007 and nominated again in 2012 and 2017.

'[Academy] students...have the good fortune to find themselves under the guidance of a unique force in British music'
London Jazz News

Pete is founder/director of The London Vocal Project (LVP) and has worked with Sir John Dankworth, Dame Cleo Laine and Bobby McFerrin. More recently LVP recorded the critically acclaimed Mirrors with Ken Wheeler and Norma Winstone MBE. In 2017, after collaborating with the Jazz singer/lyricist Jon Hendricks, Pete and LVP travelled to New York to give the world premiere of Jon Hendricks' Miles Ahead.

Pete spent 15 years as piano accompanist to the legendary Jazz singer Mark Murphy and more recently worked with Sheila Jordan. He has been a member of both Kenny Wheeler’s and Abdullah Ibrahim’s Vocal Projects and was privileged to be the conductor of the Kenny Wheeler Big Band, culminating in the final album The Long Waiting.