Danilo Pérez Trio Feat. John Patitucci

Volkshaus Basel
Saturday, 23 March

This year, jazz lost one of its greatest visionaries in Wayne Shorter. Pianist Danilo Perez and bassist John Patitucci were part of Shorter's last quartet, which caused a sensation for years with its extremely unpredictable music. These two exceptional musicians are together again in Perez's trio, which is completed by the quick-witted drummer Adam Cruz. Perez, who comes from Panama, is one of the representatives of a cosmopolitan concept of jazz, whereby he naturally likes to juggle with all kinds of Latin influences in his music; his album "Panamonk," on which he vitalizes the pieces of jazz legend Thelonious Monk in an incredibly captivating way, is unforgettable.
Pérez who started out studying classical piano at the National Conservatory of Panama and playing drums and synthesizer in his father's salsa band, has worked with numerous jazz greats and was a member of Dizzy Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra as well as a member of Wynton Marsalis' band. Among the albums he recorded are an orchestral version of “The Journey” with the Panamanian Symphony Orchestra; “Panamonk,” which explored Monk's music; and the Grammy-nominated album “Central Avenue.” In 1998, Perez received the award for Best Artist or Band in Performance at the annual New York Jazz Awards, followed in 2000 by an invitation to perform a solo concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In the same year, he became a cultural ambassador for Panama. Perez is also the founder and director of the annual Panama Jazz Festival and a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.
Tickets are CHF 40.20-76.90. Combination tickets, which include both this concert and the following concert at 21:00 (SOMI’s new Afro-Jazz Quintet), are CHF 49.90-99.90.


Volkshaus Basel
Rebgasse 12-14
4058 Basel

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