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The Danilo Perez Trio at the Jazz Bakery

by on Jun.04, 2004, under News


The Danilo Perez Trio


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brought the youth out tonight. Sitting near the front row were a number

of jazz students, chaperoned by jazz educator extraordinaire Gary

Pratt, who were anxious and excited to hear Danilo perform. Jazz music

that extends and reaches a generation where Pop and Hip Hop rule the

order of the day is quite a tumultuous feat to pull off.  The

gift of jazz music is a precious one, especially when it is given to

our heroes of tomorrow that will carry that tradition on into the



back and bringing forth the music is one of the major key dynamics in

keeping jazz in the forefront. We all must do our part and Danilo and

his trio are certainly doing theirs.




played music from his latest disc and some that has not even been

composed yet. Danilo started out with a slow emotional solo and the

band of young lions, Ben Street

on Bass, Adam Cruz on Drums, picked up the tempo. Before each piece

there is a pause. One note cannot be played until the absolute perfect

time. It is like Danilo is in touch with a universal spirit that only

he can communicate with and they agree on the tune and time. After that

the beauty creates itself.




is nothing like wonderful Stevie being thrown in the mix. Overjoyed is

only one of the many emotions that you fell when you hear beautiful

jazz music. Playful, creative, lyrical and sweet rhythms are what you

get when you experience this trio. The great happiness that they play

with and feel is their precious gift to us, leaving us all smiling and

engulfed in the heart of the music. The notes tell the story, the music

is played, and the love is felt.




were some outstanding duo performances within the trio. Danilo created

some intense energy with Adam on drums and a very lovely space with Ben

on bass. The Danilo Perez Trio will be playing at the Jazz Bakery

through Sunday at the World famous Jazz Bakery. Get on out and

experience some of the best in jazz music. It is your honor and your




LeRoy Downs

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