Jazz pianist, Danilo Perez is just fascinating to watch perform. Born in Panama he started playing at age three. His father was a teacher and singer himself and wanted his son to learn to play an instrument and learn about music. As a matter of fact, his father felt that all subjects like math, science, and more could be taught through music. Danilo Perez had a fascinating upbringing one that has served him well with his music.
When he was ten years old he started learning classical piano at the National Conservatory in Panama and later won a scholarship to study here in the U.S. While here fate stepped in when he was awarded the Quincy Jones Scholarship while attending Berklee College of Music. While studying he did perform with some of the best in jazz such as Terrance Blanchard, Paquito D'Rivera, Tito Puente, Wynton Marsalis and so many more. This artist learned that music is universal and was part of Dizzy Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra which showed "the power of music as a diplomatic tool." He released his self-titled album in 1994 and followed it with his very
personal record, The Journey, an album that caught the attention of the jazz world and others with
its message about the enslaved African's journey on ships. Listen to the track"Flight of Freedom", to be honest, the whole album is truly a musical feast for your ears. He has released several more albums and just released his latest, Crisálida in March and it's already been touted as genius. Danilo Perez is on tour and will arrive here in NYC in June for a week at the famous Birdland.
This is an artist you will truly love seeing live so get your tickets. Support independent music and musicians worldwide. Happy listening!
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