This day (December 29, 1965), in Panama, is born Danilo Perez, a pianist and jazz composer.
Wikipedia : This day (December 29, 1965), in Panama, is born Danilo Perez, a pianist and jazz composer.
Official Web Site : There’s nobody like Danilo. What I especially like is his sense of rhythm, color and form. He’s studied, he’s open, he’s flexible, generous and sweet. This guy’s got everything, all the qualities are there. Steve Lacy, quoted in DownBeat cover story on Danilo
@allmusic : Pérez subsequently began serving as a goodwill cultural ambassador of Panama for UNICEF, and as one of the co-founders of the Panama Jazz Festival. He also serves with the faculty of the New England Conservatory and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
@last.fm : By combining distinctive Latin rhythms with his abiding love for jazz, he’s earned a reputation as an artist who transcends conventional definitions of jazz.