Danilo Pérez will perform as the guest artist with the Puget Sound Jazz Orchestra, directed by Tracy Knoop.
Pianist, composer, educator, and social activist Danilo Pérez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. Pérez is an UNESCO Artist For Peace, cultural ambassador to the Republic of Panama, founder and artistic director of the Panama Jazz Festival, and founder and artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.
“There is nothing small about Danilo Pérez’s ambitions. The pianist wants nothing less than to create a Panamanian style of jazz composition.” –JazzTimes
“Danilo Pérez is a man with some serious jazz cred. The Panamanian pianist got his start playing with Dizzy Gillespie, and continued with Wayne Shorter. As a composer and bandleader himself, he’s practically peerless.” –NPR
“Effortlessly hip" –Guardian (UK)