If you’ve ever found yourself in a club wondering, "Is this the Star Wars theme song arranged as a jazz piece?” you’ve had your first taste of Peter Lamb and the Wolves.
For over a decade, Peter Lamb and his jazz quintet have been playing music together, or, as Peter would put it, “melting peoples faces off!" Each band member writes and arranges music for the band thereby adding to their eclectic and playful repertoire.
Imagine a fantastic rhythm section and amazing solos over a mixture of stormy Russian folk songs, the Super Mario Brothers theme, topped with incredible vocals on numbers such as ‘Mess Around’ by Ray Charles. PLATW’s music ranges from innovative originals to classics arranged with a surprise twist, from 1920s New Orleans jazz to 1980s pop to eastern European brass band.
Arranging video game or movie themes into a New Orleans jazz style is not the only way the band draws in and inspires a new generation of jazz musicians. All the Wolves teach lessons, (hyperlink) and their students frequently join them on stage.
Peter Lamb and the Wolves have released three albums, and their upcoming fourth album is set to be released in the spring of 2022. They have held a residency at Humble Pie in Raleigh, NC for 9 years and have played for countless special events, including:
• 2012 Inaugural Ball for President Obama at Fort Myer in Washington D.C.
• 2011 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte
• 2021 Main Stage Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Josh Cellars Jazz Series
They were three-time guests on NPR's The State of Things with Frank Stasio and were named Best Jazz Band in the Triangle by the Indy Week magazine for two consecutive years.