Panamanian jazz pianist and composer, Danilo Pérez, serves as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, Cultural Ambassador to the Republic of Panama, Founder and Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz Festival, as well as Founder and Artistic Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute in Boston’s Berklee College of Music. In this concert, he leads musicians from Palestine, Greece, Jordan, and Panama, with varied musical traditions and instrumentation to match.
Juno Award-winning saxophonist Allison Au opens the evening with her quartet and special guest vocalist Laila Biali.
The Royal Conservatory has commissioned both Pérez and Au to write new pieces, with Pérez’s work, titled Fronteras (Borders), receiving its Canadian premiere and Au’s, called Migrations, a world premiere.
Please stay and enjoy a beverage after the concert and enjoy the postlude performance with Andrew McAnsh Quartet.