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Caribbean Monk

Danilo Pérez with Ben Street and Adam Cruz: Panamonk

Oct 13
Miner Auditorium

Panamanian-born pianist Danilo Pérez 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. 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. For this show, Pérez celebrates Thelonious Monk's centennial as well as the 20th anniversary of his masterful album Panamonk, a project that mixed Monk's timeless compositions with the rhythms and influences of his Caribbean upbringing.

Pérez 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 Pérez’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, Pérez performs as part of the celebration of the composer’s centennial.

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A project that mixes Monk's timeless compositions with the rhythms and influences of Danilo Pérez' Caribbean upbringing.

Pérez weaves an astonishing, evocative web out of the many distinctive and colorful threads that make up Latin music.

New York Daily News

Pérez weaves an astonishing, evocative web out of the many distinctive and colorful threads that make up Latin music.

New York Daily News

Personnel

Danilo Pérez piano
Ben Street bass
Adam Cruz drums

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

JazzTimes

Personnel

Danilo Pérez piano
Ben Street bass
Adam Cruz drums

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

JazzTimes

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Panamonk

Danilo Pérez

Bright Mississippi

Danilo Pérez

Panamonk

Danilo Pérez

Bright Mississippi