Bio

PETER TAM, a Singer/Songwriter/Composer/Influencer, BEGAN HIS MUSICAL JOURNEY in Classical Music.  The piano was his instrument of choice because every Asian kid must learn piano or violin. Music became more interesting when he discovered chords on the piano.

Even though he grew up with Classic Rock, subconsciously, he gravitated towards Smooth Jazz influenced by legendary artists such as Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.

A new adventure began after attending the 2019 Juno Awards held in London, Ontario, inspired by legendary David Foster.

He is now residing on the Vancouver Mainland, Tam’s original and cover tune rendition of the Classics with a unique style.  Host and Musical Director of his weekly online series ‘Dad’s Music,’ TAM interviews and performs with other select Musical Artists live-streamed every Sunday at 7 PM PT on his Peter Tam’s Music YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

Performances

Peter Tam Piano and Vocal

Peter Tam Trio

Peter marvels his audience by creating easy listening popular jazz and original songs with his smooth voice tone and piano skill, performing either as a solo, with his bass and drums trio or the Bossa Nova Quartet. The cover songs and original songs are in classic swing pop and smooth jazz genre which is reminiscent of the glamourous era that gave life to the greats such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Ray Charles but infused with a bit of Billy Joel and Elton John.

6 days tour in Tofino

Touring on Vancouver Island and Interior B.C. with Telsa Model 3

Sunday Dad’s Music

When Peter was very young his dad often plays those Net King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day and Louise Armstrong albums.  Understanding how those songs played an influential role in his writing, he sets out to jam with fellow Singer-Songwriters and talk about what music influenced their creativity.   Sunday Dad’s Music is a weekly board cast on YouTube and Facebook that engages the audience with music and conversation on the important role music play in society and over generations.

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News Write ups

Maple Ridge News Jan 10/2020

Tri City News Sep 19/ 2019

“The sound takes me to a jazz club decades old, when people went out for the night dressed in class, sitting in low-lit, smoke filled rooms listening to the best of the best jazz a club owner could find. Tam has elegantly revived elegant lounge jazz”

RYAN BARNES, RYAN BARNES Productions

Light & easy going, rainy day listening. Nice vibe, Peter!”

BRUCE COUGHLAN , Tiller's Folly

“Peter is carving out a a respectable niche in the West Coast pop/jazz scene. His songwriting is unique and refreshing. A pleasure to work with. Definitely someone to watch!”

Craig Zurba, Bryan Adams-Michael Jackson

“Peter is carving out a a respectable niche in the West Coast pop/jazz scene. His songwriting is unique and refreshing. A pleasure to work with. Definitely someone to watch!”

Craig Zurba, Bryan Adams-Michael Jackson

“The sound takes me to a jazz club decades old, when people went out for the night dressed in class, sitting in low-lit, smoke filled rooms listening to the best of the best jazz a club owner could find. Tam has elegantly revived elegant lounge jazz”

RYAN BARNES, RYAN BARNES Productions

Light & easy going, rainy day listening. Nice vibe, Peter!”

BRUCE COUGHLAN , Tiller's Folly

Light & easy going, rainy day listening. Nice vibe, Peter!”

BRUCE COUGHLAN , Tiller's Folly

“Peter is carving out a a respectable niche in the West Coast pop/jazz scene. His songwriting is unique and refreshing. A pleasure to work with. Definitely someone to watch!”

Craig Zurba, Bryan Adams-Michael Jackson

“The sound takes me to a jazz club decades old, when people went out for the night dressed in class, sitting in low-lit, smoke filled rooms listening to the best of the best jazz a club owner could find. Tam has elegantly revived elegant lounge jazz”

RYAN BARNES, RYAN BARNES Productions

Peter Tam has put together a delightful set of personal piano jazz vocal originals reminiscent of Harry Connick Jr sprinkled with a taste of Michael Bublé.

ROBERT HORNSEY , Bergthorson Accademy of Musical Art

Another collection of fantastic new original songs Peter. Your melodies and smooth delivery remind me of Bublé or Sinatra !! Looking forward to more 🙂 !!

CHARLES WEST, Telus

“Peter Tam is a relaxed, happy musician and those qualities can be heard all through his original pop-jazz songs. As he tickles his piano, he sings about themes inspired from life on the west coast.”

ROSS HARVEY, Your Content Goes Here

“Peter Tam is a relaxed, happy musician and those qualities can be heard all through his original pop-jazz songs. As he tickles his piano, he sings about themes inspired from life on the west coast.”

ROSS HARVEY, Jazzfly Video Productions

Peter Tam has put together a delightful set of personal piano jazz vocal originals reminiscent of Harry Connick Jr sprinkled with a taste of Michael Bublé.

ROBERT HORNSEY , Bergthorson Accademy of Musical Art

Another collection of fantastic new original songs Peter. Your melodies and smooth delivery remind me of Bublé or Sinatra !! Looking forward to more 🙂 !!

CHARLES WEST, Telus

Another collection of fantastic new original songs Peter. Your melodies and smooth delivery remind me of Bublé or Sinatra !! Looking forward to more 🙂 !!

CHARLES WEST, Telus

“Peter Tam is a relaxed, happy musician and those qualities can be heard all through his original pop-jazz songs. As he tickles his piano, he sings about themes inspired from life on the west coast.”

ROSS HARVEY, Jazzfly Video Productions

Peter Tam has put together a delightful set of personal piano jazz vocal originals reminiscent of Harry Connick Jr sprinkled with a taste of Michael Bublé.

ROBERT HORNSEY , Bergthorson Accademy of Musical Art