Danilo Perez, Needham Bank Great Hall Concert Series 2013-14
Grammy award winner Danilo Pérez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In just over a decade, his distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz (covering the music of the Americas, folkloric and world music) has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences. Danilo's abundant talents and joyous enthusiasm make his concerts both memorable and inspiring. Whether leading his own ensembles or touring with renowned jazz masters (Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy), Danilo is making a wonderfully fresh imprint on contemporary music, guided, as always, by his love for jazz
Born in Panama in 1965, Danilo Perez started his musical studies at just three years of age with his father, a bandleader and singer. By age 10, he was studying the European classical piano repertoire at the National Conservatory in Panama and later at the Berklee College of Music. From 1985-88, while completing his studies in jazz composition, he performed with Jon Hendricks, Terence Blanchard, Claudio Roditi and Paquito D'Rivera, and produced the critically-acclaimed Reunion album (Messidor) featuring D'Rivera and Arturo Sandoval. In 1994, Danilo also appeared on Sandoval's Grammy-winning album, Danzon. Since the late '80s, he has toured and/or recorded with many of the leading jazz ensembles in the US and abroad.
Powers Hall, Needham Town Hall (View)
1471 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA 02492
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