BASITOURS - Established 1982 in Switzerland
...Peter Basler and Basitours started in the music business at the age of 25. His professional career in Switzerland began 1981 as a concert promoter producing shows around the areas and cantone's Berne, Aargau such as Joe Cocker, Weather Report, Edoardo Bennato. Before that Peter Basler studied drums at Swiss Jazz School and performed live with an accoustic group in the years 1976-78.
In 1986 he begame an agent to launch Basitours his own agency. At his Austria office Basitours start booking european tours for Jazz giants such as Archie Shepp, Sam Rivers, Abdullah Ibrahim "Dollar Brand", Don Cherry.
In 1988-90 Basitours worked for Billy Cobham drummer for the forthcoming 11 years, Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate for 17 years. Tours with Kris Kristofferson, Jose Feliciano and The Original Blues Brothers Band and legendary Tango Master Astor Piazzolla. Salif Keita,Miles Davis, Vasco Rossi and Dave Brubeck. As subagent Basitours worked with Manhattan Transfers,Ray Charles, Wishbone Ash, Jethro Tull, Ian Gillan Band, Mink de Ville, Lionel Hampton Big Band, Maynard Ferguson, Al di Meola.
From 1992 on regularly bookings and exclusive european tours for artists like; Joe Zawinul, Billy Cobham, Chico & The Gypsies.
In 2000 creating partnership business relationship with Eastern Promotion Agency in Tbilisi, Georgia. Providing greats for yearly Jazz Festival like Bobby McFerrin, Jean Luc Ponty, Victor Bailey, Bill Evans, Bob Mintzer, John McLaughlin, John Scofield, Al McKay Allstars (The Earth, Wind & Fire Experience, Scott Kinsey, Kool & The Gang, L'Image, The Blues Brothers Band a.o. Larger single events such as: Toto Cutugno, Lalo Schifrin "Mission Impossible", Chris de Burgh, Andrea Bocelli a.o.
Currently Basitours booking exclusively and territorial for Victor Bailey, Lenny White, Jojo Mayer, The Blues Brothers Band, Chico & The Gypsies, Hugh Masekela, Carmen Souza, Sonny Emory a.o.
In addition to his significant professional achievements, Peter is proud married with Nino from Georgia which assist as office manager as well.