Friday, September 2, 2011

Danilo Perez

Wow!  It has been quite some time since I have experienced the energy, creativity, and inspiration of Danilo Perez's music. His performances in Reykjavik received wide acclaim and he touched Icelandic artists like I haven’t seen before. Danilo also commented that his Icelandic audience was the best he has had and was most impressed by their impromptu performances.  Jazz is truly a music that brings people together and Danilo epitomizes the world musician who transcends cultures and geography.  We are very proud to have partnered with the Reykjavik Jazz Festival in bringing Fulbright scholar and master jazz pianist Danilo to Iceland.  This also gave us an opportunity to highlight diversity in the United States and to share the contributions of Hispanics to American culture as this month we commemorate Hispanic Heritage.   We’ll be talking about this for a while.