In 1998 Petar received scholarship from Berklee College of Music in Boston, where in 2001 he was awarded the Berklee Bass Department’s John Neves Memorial Scholarship Award for Outstanding Musicianship, as well as a full scholarship. Since his graduation in 2002, Petar Slavov has worked with some of the most significant names in jazz, such as Quincy Jones, Joe Lovano, Alfredo Rodriguez, Chucho Valdes, and many others. He has performed at the most prestigious venues and festivals in more than 40 countries on 5 continents. Since 2006 the jazz musician, composer and teacher lives in New York.
He is a member of the Grammy award-winning Joe Lovano’s Classic Quartet, as well as his band Us Five, which in 2012 received the Award for Best Small Group by the Jazz Journalists Association of America.
Petar Slavov has also played in Global Gumbo Project of the legendary producer and composer Quincy Jones. He is among the musicians in the Grammy nominated album of Alfredo Rodriguez and produced by Quincy Jones.
Petar Slavov is closing the official program of the 5th edition Plovdiv Jazz Fest. The concert, along with his quartet, is a premiere of his solo album Little Stories.