Danilo Pérez Trio: Panamonk | SFJAZZ

Danilo Perez

Danilo Pérez Trio: Panamonk

Danilo Pérez Trio:
Panamonk

w/ Ben Street and Adam Cruz

Friday, October 13, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Danilo Perez

Danilo Pérez Trio: Panamonk

Panamanian-born pianist Danilo Perez is the paragon of an international jazz citizen, a visionary leader who elevates and inspires communities around the world through his performances, educational programs and concert productions. As the founder and artistic director of the Panama Jazz Festival, he brings the music’s greatest artists into barrios to work with impoverished young musicians. He launched the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, which connects an international cadre of brilliant young musicians to the historical, social, and cultural roots of the sounds they study. And of course he’s an extraordinary composer and improviser who’s played a key role in Wayne Shorter’s late career resurgence. Perez was already one of jazz’s most widely acclaimed young pianists in 1996 via his work with Dizzy Gillespie and his first two recordings for Novus when he released Panamonk (Impulse!/GRP), his influential synthesis of Thelonious Monk’s compositions and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. On hand to power Perez’s 20th anniversary celebration of the album’s release is his superlative trio with bassist Ben Street and drummer Adam Cruz. Ideally equipped to carry Monk into his second century, Perez performs as part of the celebration of the composer’s centennial.

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
"There is nothing small about Danilo Perez’s ambitions. The pianist wants nothing less than to create a Panamanian style of jazz composition " — JazzTimes