The Judge by peterbeets published on 2012/05/17 11:30:37 +0000 Peter Beets is one of the most recognized pianogiants of our time. He is worldwide acclaimed and praised and his star keeps on rising, while his creativity keeps increasing. In varying musical activities, from the accompaniment of ‘first lady of jazz’ Rita Reys or guests of the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw to latin-jazz and his timeless arrangements of classical music, Beets’ personality and signature are always unmistakably audible. Among his many through the years received awards are the Edison (Dutch Grammy, 2010), the Prix Martial Solal (1998) and the Pall Mall Export Swing Award (1988). In spite of his relatively young age, Beets made a substantial number of impressive albums, most notably 7 CD’s for the renowned Criss Cross label, recorded in New York. He regularly invites his American colleagues to come over to Europe.