Danilo Perez

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Birthday
29, 1965
Birthplace
Panama
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
29, 1965 (age 52)
Birthplace
Panama

About

Widely considered among the best pianists of his generation and also one of the most creative jazz composers.

Before Fame

He studied jazz composition at the Berklee College of Music.

Trivia

His 1994 album The Journey won great acclaim for its innovation and creativity and was placed on the top-10 jazz lists of many prestigious publications.

Family Life

His bandleader father Danilo Sr. gave him a set of bongos when he was still a young child.

Associated With

He was greatly influenced by Dizzy Gillespie and performed with Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra from 1989 until 1992.