Yves Peeters starts to play drums at the age of 14, gaining his first experiences playing in local rock and funk bands. A few years later, he starts taking interest in jazz and gets private drum lessons from Teun Verbruggen. After secondary school, he enrolls in the Jazz department of the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven, where he is taught by Dré Pallemaerts, Bert Joris, Frank Vaganée and Ron Van Rossum. In his last year he attends the Musikhochschule in Cologne with an Erasmus scholarship, where he gets drum lessons from Keith Copeland. In 2002 he graduates as a Master in music.
During and after his studies, Yves also follows several workshops and private classes in Belgium as well as abroad with drummers Billy Hart, Johnny Vidacovich, Jorge Rossi, John Engels, Joost Van Schaaik and Martijn Vink. In 2005, he takes part in the international ‘Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music’ in Banff (Canada), where he is taught by Dave Douglas, Vijay Iyer and Don Byron.
Yves was leader or co-leader of the Walkin’ Tiptoe Quartet, Mo’ Better Jazz Quintet, Vansina/Peeters Quartet, Yves Peeters Quartet featuring Kris Defoort and Le Petit Cirque.
Currently he is mainly performing with aNoo, Guillaume Vierset Quartet – Harvest Band, Thomas Decock Quartet, UTZ and Yves Peeters Group. With these bands you can watch him play in pubs, jazzclubs, cultural centres and on festival stages in Belgium and abroad.
Next to a passionate musician, Yves is also a dedicated teacher, giving drum and ensemble courses at the ‘Stedelijke Academie van Sint-Niklaas’, ‘De Kunstacademie van Knokke-Heist’ and the Pop & Jazz summer workshops organised by ‘Jeugd en Muziek Antwerpen’.
Yves Peeters drums on the following albums (see also the "Discography" tab !):
Kaat Hellings "Wide and Low and Swallow" (Warrelwind 2006)
Millenniums "Hifi-Stereo" (Wam Recordings 2006)
Marc Demuth Quartet featuring Sofia Ribeiro "Orik" (2007)
Millenniums "2nd Cumming" (Bolster Music 2009)
Luz de Luna "Moods" (2010)
UTZ "Miniatura!" (Naff Rekordz 2012)
Tuur Florizoone, soundtrack "Brasserie Romantiek" (EMI 2012)
Former bands :
Barbara Wiernik 'Les 100 Ciels' & 'Soul of Butterflies', Bart Defoort Quartet, Bimini Quartet, Chabraque,
Chrystel Wautier Quartet, Cpt. Koons, Dries Verhulst Quartet, Edith Van den Heuvel Quartet, Ewout Pierreux Trio, Jazztafari, Joachim Saerens Trio, Frederik Leroux Quintet, Gregory Houben Quartet, Kaat Hellings, Koen Nys Quintet, Le Petit Cirque, Luz de Luna,
Marc Demuth Quartet feat. Sofia Ribeiro, Mephisto gets Physical, Meyer/Verhelst Quartet, Millenniums, Mo’ Better Jazz Quintet, Pascal Mohy Quartet, Peer Baierlein Quartet (aka Jazzisfaction), Philippe Joossens Trio/Quintet, Pierre de Surgères Trio, Quantize, Rainbow Rhythms, Sluijs-Mendoza-Peeters, S.Y.C., Tcha Limberger Quartet, Trio Tinto & Iris Romen, Tutu Puoane Quartet, Upas, Vansina/Peeters Quartet, Walkin’ Tiptoe Quartet, Wietse Meys Trio, Yves Peeters Quartet feat. Kris Defoort & Yves Peeters Quintet