Danilo Pérez Trio

Danilo Pérez Trio

 
Danilo Pérez Trio

Sunday, October 14, 7:00pm
at San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Danilo Perez

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Danilo Pérez Trio

Panama-born piano virtuoso Danilo Pérez has established himself as one of the preeminient jazz musicians of his generation. He’s won every conceivable award and even serves as Panama’s goodwill ambassador to UNICEF, but Pérez is best known as a member of saxophone legend Wayne Shorter’s quartet with John Patitucci and Brian Blade — perhaps the greatest working band in jazz. Danilo also concentrates on his own formidable trio with bassist Ben Street and drummer Adam Cruz. First documented in 2005 on Live at the Jazz Showcase, the interplay between Pérez and Cruz is nearly telepathic, as each of them is equally versed in various Latin American and jazz idioms. Adam’s multifaceted rhythmic fluency has led to recordings with masters including Chick Corea, Tom Harrell, Paquito D’Rivera and Eddie Palmieri, while Street has toured and recorded with luminaries such as Lee Konitz, James Moody, Dave Douglas and Kurt Rosenwinkel. The trio has developed its own volatile dynamic, one that’s “very unpredictable,” says Pérez, “leaving a lot of space for freedom, but keeping connected to some of the Latin ideas about rhythm.”

Artist Personnel

Danilo Pérez piano
Ben Street bass
Adam Cruz drums

Artist Website

"Pérez weaves an astonishing, evocative web out of the many distinctive and colorful threads that make up Latin music. " — New York Daily News
"No one in the mainstream is playing more freely than this trio. " — Boston Phoenix