Peter Auret Grew up in Johannesburg listening to His Parents ‘Rock’ n Roll and Folk Music records without much exposure to jazz and African music, in the Then still very segregated and isolated South Africa. Both altho His mother and grandfather played musical instruments, a career in music WAS never Encouraged by His parents. The Largely self-taught drummer Began playing at the age of seventeen. While in high school he played in the Witwatersrand Youth Orchestra and the school marching band under the direction of South African Pipe Band Champion Jeff Owen. After high school graduation, Auret Attended College in Park Town Johannesburg studying fine arts and design whilst holding down regular club gigs with His own band. Then he Transferred to the National School of Arts Where he Studied drums with Garth Farrant. During That Time he started performing with other bands and artists as a freelancer, and aussi played in a student musical theater producing at the Cairo International Arts Festival and the Grahamstown Arts Festival in 1996.
After college, Peter Developed an interest in Jazz and improvised music. He was fast building a reputation as a Pop / Rock musician, WIDER Gaining recognition with singer / songwriter and Riku Lätti Then the South African Pop sensation Henry Ate (Karma), Where he puts future collaborator, guitarist Max Mikula. Auret and Mikula Went on to record two SAMA (South African Music Awards) Nominated albums With Their Afro Jazz / World Music group Tsunami. Worked with Peter Tsunami from 2001 to 2004 while aussi working more and more with local jazz outfits. In 2004 Peter’s musical horizons expanded, guitarist Jonathan Crossley When booked him to play on a Jazz record featuring local jazz heroes: Marc Duby, Carlo Mombeli, Marcus Wyatt, Sidney Mnisi and Kevin Davidson. Continued to work with Peter Crossley from 2004 to 2007, performing and recording on Reviews another album and a live DVD. This combination led to meeting Peter pianist Roland Moses later Who Would Become share of Auret’s trio. In 2007 Peter joined South African Pop / Rock group Watershed, Where He Was reacquainted with bass player, James Sunney with Whom He Had Performed Occasionally over the years.
2010 Sees the release of the Peter Auret Trio debut album “Turn the Tide” featuring Roland Moses (Piano) and James Sunney (Bass). Peter features as band leader, composer and producer of this energetic and dynamic South African Jazz trio, As They explore traditional and contemporary jazz concepts Within Their original compositions. More Recently Peter HAS Recorded with Jazz saxophonist Kevin Davidson on His soon to be released “Breathing Winston, living John”