Danilo Pérez

Danilo Pérez began his musical journey as a child, when he was only three years old, thanks to the influence of his father, a singer in a band.

He then continued with classical studies at the National Conservatory of Panama, specializing in classical piano.

In his twenties he also turned to jazz composition and began numerous collaborations. In 1994 he contributed to the success of Arturo Sandoval’s Grammy Award-winning album “Danzón.”

In the 1980s he played with the likes of Wayne Shorter, Steve Lacy, Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden, Michael Brecker, and many others.

Danilo Pérez has recorded several albums both as a leader and as a member of groups.
Among his most notable works are 1994’s “The Journey” and 1996’s “PanaMonk,” a tribute to Thelonious Monk. His illustrious career and versatility make him a prominent figure in the contemporary jazz scene.