| ||Danilo Perez, world-class pianist out to change the world|
|This jazz giant has faith music can actually contribute to humanitarian work. Now it’s up to his Berklee College students to prove it.|
DANILO PEREZ has just finished a clinic for young jazz players, and it’s time for his next gig. He slips out of the auditorium, crosses a narrow street, and ducks into a rehearsal room crawling with trumpeters, guitarists, singers, and more than a half-dozen percussionists. Like nearly everyone else at January’s weeklong Panama Jazz Festival, in his native Panama City, the musicians are waiting for him, a blur in a navy button-down, black pants, and thick-frame glasses. Everybody wants a piece of Danilo.
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| ||Danilo Pérez to be named UNESCO Artist for Peace|
|Paris, 19 November|
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, will
appoint the renowned Panamian pianist and jazz composer Danilo Pérez as
UNESCO Artist for Peace on 20 November (12.00 am. Hall Ségur – Ground
Danilo Pérez will be named “in recognition of his efforts to provide
outreach music programmes to children living in extreme poverty in
Panama, especially in his capacity as President of the Danilo Pérez
Foundation, and his dedication to the ideals and aims of the
| ||Danilo Pérez, nuevo Artista de la UNESCO para la Paz|
|París, 19 de noviembre|
La Directora General de la UNESCO, Irina
Bokova, nombrará al celebre pianista y compositor de jazz panameño
Danilo Pérez Artista de la UNESCO para la Paz en una ceremonia que
tendrá lugar el 20 de noviembre en la Sede de la Organización (12h00,
| ||Berklee Global Jazz Institute Invited to UNESCO First Celebration of Jazz Day|
|The Berklee Global Jazz Institue has been invited by the UNESCO
International Team, lead by pianist Herbie Hancock, to celebrate the
first Jazz Day in Paris|
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI)
is scheduled to participate at the first celebration of the
International Jazz Day that will take place between April 27th and 30th
of 2012 in Paris, New Orleans and at the United Nations Headquarters in
New York City. Some other participants include UNESCO Goodwill
Ambassador Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Hugh
Masakela, BGJI faculty Terri Lynne Carrington, Antonio Hart, among other
“The Berklee Global Jazz Institute is looking forward to
participating of such important day for humanity. Global Jazz has
provided the cultural passport to the world to overcome distances
between people,” said Berklee Global Jazz Institute Artistic Director
| ||The Second Berklee Global Jazz Summit|
|Boston, MA – Berklee's second Global Jazz Summit features the college's top student talent performing original compositions with a host of acclaimed faculty and visiting artists: Grammy-winning pianist Danilo Pérez, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington — who won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album — saxophonists Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Dave Liebman, and Marco Pignataro, bassist John Patitucci, and guitarist David Gilmore. |
| ||100 Greatest Jazz Pianists|
|100 Greatest Jazz Pianists|
Jazz has had the broadest perspective of all genre's in music since it's first note to the present day. It is for that reason that this list is presented in the same manner, with respect to all the myriad forms & interpretations of Jazz that exist today.
Criteria: - These Jazz pianists were chosen for their originality, versatility, compositional skill, impact and influence in addition to their technical and improvisational playing of the instrument.
| ||Danilo Pérez – Providencia (Mack Avenue Records)|
|Danilo Pérez’s extraordinary album, Providencia is more than a delightful suite. It is a love story… a love story between a father and his daughters, between a native son and his country. Above all, it is a love story between an artist and his music. And this latter facet of the album means that conceptually, it transcends borders. |
| ||Danilo Perez On The Future Of Jazz|
|María Hinojosa: One-On-One|
Grammy Award-winning pianist Danilo Pérez is considered one of the most dynamic and influential jazz musicians of our time. In this interview with María Hinojosa, Pérez talks about what he learned from Dizzy Gillespie, his creative process and the future of jazz.
| ||Danilo Perez - Delaware Valley's Most Influential Latinos in 2010|
|Just a few hours ago Impacto Latin Newspaper and the Multicultural Affairs Congress (MAC) announced the 2010 Delaware Valley's Most Influential Latinos.
The annual publication/event originated in 2006 and resulted in an
incredible, positive impact as the first publication of its kind,
highlighting the region's Latino community. The Most Influential Latinos
are a group of 50 local Latino leaders that were nominated by their
peers and selected through a distinguished committee. These influencers
include Latinos from all industries including sports, tourism &
hospitality, retail, education, health, business and many more. |
* Danilo Perez, Grammy Award winner/musician
| ||Danilo Perez Trio Meets Thelonious Monk: Live at the Kimmel Center|
|..... In 1996, pianist Danilo Perez made a unique CD called PanaMonk
(GRP), which consisted of trio versions of Monk tunes, and others
interpreted with Monk in mind. The album title and approach reflected
Perez's Panamanian origins and his involvement in various Latin formats,
integrated with bebop and hard bop idioms, including his seminal work
with Dizzy Gillespie.
A five-star album that possessed its own inner beauty combined with
many references to Monk, it was nevertheless conservative in its intent,
more Perez than Monk in many respects.......|
| ||A Jazz Mission Statement - The Wall Street Journal|
Danilo Pérez Rolls His Past, Present and Future Into One SoundOn the phone from Seville, Spain, while on tour, pianist Danilo Pérez wanted to talk about "Inventions and Dimensions," a 1964 recording by pianist Herbie Hancock. He described the way Mr. Hancock negotiated the relationship between four-beat and three-beat rhythms. "It opened the door for a whole new connection between what we hear as Latin music and American jazz," he said. "There was so much history in each quarter note, so many people's stories. Mine was in there, too."
| ||DANILO PÉREZ HONORED WITH 2010 ASICOM INTERNATIONAL AWARD|
|Panamanian pianist, educator and social activist Danilo Pérez has been awarded the 2010 ASICOM International Award by the Ibero-American Association of Communication (ASICOM) and the University of Oviedo (Principality of Asturias). ASICOM gives this prize each year to individuals who have made or are making significant contributions in IBEROAMERICA, helping to build and rebuild that historical region through their work and vision.|
| ||VIDEO - New CD Providencia|
|Danilo Pérez - insights to his thought process and how he sees the world
through music, how his Father and his Country added to and helped shape
his creative responsibility. He thoughtfully takes us through his new
recording "Providencia" released August 31, 2010 on Mack Avenue Records.
| ||"The Jazz Person of the Year" for 2010|
|2010's Top Newsmaker?|
One news-making jazz superstar to keep a close eye on in 2010 is the innovative Panamanian pianist/composer Danilo Perez. His ambitious projects this year just might make him "The Jazz Person of the Year" for 2010.
| ||Downbeat - Best CDs of the 2000s|
|Danilo Perez - Downbeat "Best CDs of the 2000s"|
With a new decade dawning, DownBeat looks back at
the top recordings and pervasive music-industry trends of the last 10
years. Our retrospective study includes a complete listing of all the
5-star and 4.5-star reviews published in these pages since the turn of
2010, Volume 77, Number 1
| ||Checkout Interview: Danilo Perez|
|WBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to pianist Danilo Perez about the 2010 Panama
Jazz Festival, the Berklee Global Jazz initiative, and the Smithsonian
|I would like to thanks everyone who wrote me when I injured my Achilles Tendon, all your comments helped me get better. I still have a couple of more months in physical therapy, but I am doing much better, able to walk and work.|
I also would like to thanks the people that wrote me about the Legacy Award. I am very honored to have received the award that I dedicated to my family and to have met amazing panamanians scientists and humanists in the process.
Thanks for all !
| ||2009 Legacy Awards Recognize Panamanian Achievement at the Smithsonian Institution|
|The Smithsonian Latino Center will present the 2009 Legacy Awards recognizing Panamanian achievement in the arts, science and the humanities Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Five individuals of Panamanian descent will receive the award during a ceremony at the S. Dillon Ripley Center Lecture Hall. The honorees include historian Alfredo Castillero Calvo, community activist Grace Y. Ingleton, anthropologist Olga Linares, pianist Danilo Pérez and associate professor Dr. Adan Ríos.|
| ||All about Jazz (Danilo Pérez: la aventura del momento)|
|All about Jazz|
by Joan A. Cararach
Al otro lado de la pantalla (gracias, Skype), aparece Danilo Pérez (Pueblo Nuevo, Monte Oscuro, 1965). Sonriente, comunicativo, afable, interrumpe de vez en cuando la conversación para ir presentando a las personas que pasan por su despacho en el Berklee College of Music. El pianista panameño acaba de regresar a los escenarios tras una lesión en el tendón de Aquiles que lo tuvo en reposo casi medio año. Lo hizo en el pasado Detroit Jazz Festival, donde también se anunció que había firmado con la discográfica Mack Avenue, y ahora se prepara para la gira con Wayne Shorter, que le lleva a Europa del 27 de octubre al 14 de noviembre. Barcelona, el día 28, va a ser la única escala española del considerado unánimemente uno de los grupos faro del jazz actual, por no decir de la historia. Antes, el 15 de octubre, recibirá en Washington el Premio Legacy 2009 otorgado por la Smithsonian Institution.
| ||Danilo Perez is back...!|
|"It has been a long journey full of unexpected twists up to now and I am looking forward to the next chapter of my life," Pérez says. |
On his return to the stage at this year's festival, Pérez reflects "I miss these guys so much; Wayne, Brian and John. They are such a big part of my life. I am looking forward to travel to more unknown places with them."
Due to a rupture in my left side Achilles Tendon, I am unable to walk for 6 weeks and my touring schedule will be canceled until August 1st of 2009. All concerts will be happening with different pianists substitutes. I hope you enjoy the concerts and as soon as I recover I will be back to my touring schedule. Hope to see you all on the road."
| ||THE HISPANIC CHOICE AWARDS|
|DANILO PEREZ WILL BE RECEIVING A HONOR AT THE HISPANIC CHOICE |
AWARDS FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC AND CULTURE.
| ||PANAMA SUITE|
|PANAMA SUITE IS OUR NEW ARTIST SHARE PROJECT, CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!|
| ||PANAMA SUITE NEWS|
|SOME NEWS ABOUT OUR NEW ARTIST SHARE PROJECT "PANAMA SUITE" CLICK HERE TO READ!|
| ||Become a Player Participant|
|As a 'Player Participant' you will receive online lessons from Danilo on harmony, rhythm, improvisation, playing in odd-meters and more. Click here to read more about these lessons.|