Danilo Perez’s Musical Tribute to his Native Panama
06 March, 2014
Danilo Perez’s Musical Tribute to his Native Panama
Eastern Promotion is continuing its annual jazz series that are closing the gap between the two great jazz festivals of the country - the most central musical events for the years .Great guys! They are indulging us with the pearls of the jazz league. The company tries to offer Georgians music of the highest quality but also to show them how to listen and behave. There has not been a single person in the jazz festivals’ history who has regretted
paying for the ticket. The moderate price is nothing compared to the heavenly pleasure they will find together with peace and harmony that music gives us and fills our souls with.
The Jazz series are held monthly from February to May at the Tbilisi Event Hall, club environment. It is meant to make people feel being virtually and physically in America. On 13 March, Panamian pianist and composer Danilo Perez featuring Panama 500 will play for the Tbilisi audience. Tickets are still available. Kakha Kandelaki, Marketing Director of Eastern Promotion talks as enthusiastically as always about the forthcoming event:
Q: What about the musicians and their new album?
A: It is called Panama 500. Danilo Perez is a real patriot, always promoting his country everywhere. Panama, where he originates from, is 500 years old and this is his dedication to it. He will play in a quartet with Adam Cruz on drums, Ben Street – a very good bassist who has already visited Georgia once, and Rony Eytan on the harmonica. Danilo Perez is a pro-rector of Berkeley College of Music himself. He is also a UNESCO Artist of Peace, UNICEF Ambassador of Peace and a big figure. We have very few similar pianists brought to Georgia. He rivals names such as Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and George Duke who were our honorable guests. I am sure everybody, who is a real jazz lover, knows him and if not, having listened to Danilo Perez, their musical taste will increase by all means. In spite of being a really big pianist and a composer too, he is the founder of the Panama Jazz Festival. Recently, Danilo Perez Jazz Club has been opened as well. We cannot compare this pianist to others as you cannot compare Rembrandt to Picasso. Perez has his own niche in the world jazz league.
Q: How would you compare these series to the ones from last year?
A: Last year we had vocalists. Of course, Molvaer from Norway was very original. I cannot even define his style. Keiko Matsui was the people’s choice and preference. Stacey Kent was a very sophisticated female performer and Lee Lee Tenor – father of fusion. However, this year, we have thought to offer intellectual instrumentalists to our public – more traditional jazz lovers. We hope that we can boast of having their fans too, people who listen to serious jazz.
Q: Beka Gochiashvili, a talented young Georgian pianist, has become the jazz festival’s discovery. Chick Corea has promoted him a lot. How is he doing now?
A: He is studying. Beka has started to realize that jazz is the most democratic thing in the world and it is not a competition. Here, everybody is for everybody. For instance, if Danilo Perez is the main figure, it means that he is supported by other musicians in the band. But in his turn, he would let the third, the fourth musician to be a leader for some time so that everybody can express their abilities at full swings. This is jazz. Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones once said that those who love jazz are better citizens. Indeed, such people can listen to one another very attentively and learn from one another. It must be a good example for our politicians (smiles). If they were acquainted with jazz, they would rather listen and let their opponents to say something if this something is a good thing. In return, another one would treat him/her in the same way. What are they doing instead? Screaming at each other so that no one can make out what they are talking about. By the way, recently Harvard University has introduced jazz to its students - not as music but as an instrument of democracy. The first ten lectures were read by Herbie Hancock.
Q: What qualities should a genuine jazz listener possess?
A: First and foremost, you cannot be in a hurry. Secondly, you need not think about other things like your debts, etc. You should not be angry about anything. You need not talk a lot with your chums, you must be quiet. We banned smoking and this is a new thing too.
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