Danilo Pérez presents “Things to Come: 21st Century Dizzy”

Panamanian pianist, composer, and educator Danilo Pérez announces performance dates for his new project “Things to Come: 21st Century Dizzy.”  Pérez and special guests will tour the following cities: Philadelphia, Toronto, New York, Ann Arbor, Minneapolis, and Chicago. For more information, go to http://www.daniloperez.com.
According to a news release, these performances will feature musicians David Sánchez on tenor saxophone; Rudresh Mahanthappa on alto saxophone; Amir ElSaffar on trumpet and voice; Jamey Haddad on percussion; Ben Street on bass (John Patitucci will substitute for Street on the first three dates); and Adam Cruz on drums.  The tour celebrates the music and bountiful inspiration of mentor Dizzy Gillespie.
Pérez is best known for his distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz. A member of the Wayne Shorter Quartet, Pérez has recorded and performed with the likes of Steve Lacy, Roy Haynes, Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden, Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, Tito Puente, and Wynton Marsalis, among others. Pérez is the Artistic Director of the Berklee College of Music’s newly formed Global Jazz Institute (a unique focused area of study at the college designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines) as well as the annual Panama Jazz Festival. 

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