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Jack DeJohnette / Danilo Perez / John Patitucci

Jack DeJohnette / Danilo Perez / John Patitucci
NEW YORK  •  Blue Note  •  Ongoing

Jack DeJohnette, drums
Danilo Perez, piano
John Patitucci, upright & electric bass

Jack DeJohnette is widely regarded as one of jazz music's greatest drummers. In his early years on the Chicago scene, he led his own groups and was equally in demand as a pianist and as a drummer, collaborating with most major figures in jazz history, most notably John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and Betty Carter. An expert at a number of instruments, DeJohnette is also skilled at nearly every musical style, from R&B to rock, various world music, reggae, bebop and free improvisation. He is also no stranger to leading bands of his own, last year alone saw the debut of two new projects; The Jack DeJohnette Quartet (featuring Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Jerome Harris) and The Latin Project (featuring Don Byron, Giovanni Hidalgo, Jerome Harris, Edsel Gomez and Luisito Quintero). In addition to his own recordings, he can be heard on such diverse projects as "The Out of Towners" with Keith Jarrett and Gary Peacock to as Alice Coltrane "Translinear Light" to Meshell Ndegeocello's, "Dance of the Infidels".

On April 26, 2005, DeJohnette launched his new imprint, Golden Beams Productions with the simultaneous release of two singular projects: a stunning duet with the revered Gambian Kora player Foday Musa Suso called "Music from the Hearts of the Masters"; and a sublime recording for relaxation and meditation entitled "Music in the Key of Om".

Since then, Golden Beams has released a remix album "Hybrids", by The Ripple Effect, DeJohnette's latest collaborative project featuring Foday Musa Suso, Marlui Miranda, the most acclaimed and recognized performer and researcher of Brazilian Indian music, multi-instrumentalist and composer John Surman, producer/engineer and guitarist Big Al, and mix master Ben Surman, who produced the album with DeJohnette. Hybrids blends shades of African jazz, reggae and dance music to launch jazz into the 21st century.

Panamanian Pianist and Composer Danilo Perez started his musical studies at just three years of age with his father, a bandleader and singer. He moved to the US at 16 years of age and studied at Berklee College of Music.

From 1985-88, he performed and recorded with Jon Hendricks, Claudio Roditi, Paquito D'Rivera, and Arturo Sandoval. Since the late 80s, he has also toured and/or recorded with Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden, Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, Tito Puente, Wynton Marsalis, John Patitucci, Tom Harrell, Gary Burton, Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy, and other notable jazz musicians.

In addition to leading his own ensembles, Danilo is currently a member of the new Wayne Shorter Quartet (since 2001) who won a grammy for Beyond The Sound Barrier and was voted ..Best Small Ensemble of the Year.. by the Jazz Journalists Association in June, 2002 and 2006.

Currently, Danilo performs with his own trio worldwide and serves as full time professor at the New England Conservatory, part time faculty of Berklee College of Music, Ambassador to UNICEF, Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz Festival and President of the Danilo Perez Foundation.

Born in 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, John Patitucci began playing the electric bass at age ten. John began composing and performing at age 12. At age 15, he began to play the acoustic bass and at age 16 began the piano. He quickly moved from playing soul and rock to blues, jazz and classical music. His eclectic tastes caused him to explore all types of music as a player and a composer. John studied classical bass at San Francisco State University and Long Beach State University.

In 1980, he continued his career in Los Angeles as a studio musician and a jazz artist. MVP As a studio musician, John has played on countless albums with artists such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, Was Not Was, Dave Grusin, Natalie Cole, Bon Jovi, Queen Latifah, Sting, and Carly Simon. In 1986, John was voted by his peers in the studios as the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences MVP (Most Valuable Player) on acoustic bass.

As a performer, he has played throughout the world with his own band, and with jazz luminaries Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Stan Getz, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Hubert Laws, Mulgrew Miller, James Williams, and scores of others. Some of the many pop and Brazilian artists he has played with include Sting, Aaron Neville, Natalie Cole, Carole King, Milton Nascimiento, Astrud and Joao Gilberto, Airto and Flora Purim, Ivan Lins, Joao Bosco and Dori Caymmi. John has worked with film composers Jerry Goldsmith, Ry Cooder, James Newton Howard, Dave Grusin, Henry Mancini, John Williams, Mark Isham, Michel Columbier, Carter Burwell, and Howard Shore.

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