CHICAGO JAZZ REVEALED PODCAST - EPISODE 032 with special guest Danilo Pérez talking about his perfor
The All New CHICAGO JAZZ REVEALED PODCAST with host Mike Jeffers, covers performances coming up on the Chicago Jazz Scene by local and national artists.
On EPISODE 032 Mike talks with special guest pianist Danilo Pérez about his upcoming performance at Symphony Center on March 17, 2017 with his all star band entitled Jazz 100: The Music of Dizzy, Ella, Mongo and Monk on Friday, March 17, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. The program celebrates the centennial birthdays of historic jazz icons Ella Fitzgerald, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, percussionist Mongo Santamaria, and pianist Thelonious Monk, all born in 1917.
The evening features both tributes as well as modern remixes of the jazz legends’ classics including Gillespie’s Manteca, Fitzgerald’s Shiny Stockings, Monk’s Off Minor and Mongo’s Afro Blue. Joining Pérez for this tribute are Chris Potter (saxophones), Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), Ben Street (bass), Adam Cruz (drums), Roman Diaz (percussion), and Lizz Wright (vocals).
Pérez talks about getting started playing jazz while growing up in Panama, his time with Dizzy Gillespie and how he came up with the concept for this incredible new project.
For more information and tickets visit CSO.org