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Grammy winner Danilo Pérez visits Roger’s Piano

Roger’s Piano was delighted by a visit from musician, philanthropist, educator, and Grammy award winner Danilo Pérez. The UNESCO Artist for Peace and the director and founder of the Panama Jazz Festival, he is considered among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. Danilo was helping Berklee select a piano for the new Global Jazz Institute, which he heads as Artistic Director.

Danilo and RogerAt right, Owner Roger Schaffer and Danilo discuss the Yamaha CFX

His latest release “Panama 500” is Pérez’ most ambitious project to date, the furthest evolution yet of what the pianist/composer calls “three-dimensional music.”

danilo and the CFXHis blend of influences makes him the ideal musical chronicler of his country’s history: already a land bridge between the Americas with a vibrant indigenous culture, Panama also began to absorb European culture into its own following Balboa’s arrival. Pérez similarly weaves together jazz and Pan-American folkloric traditions with influences from European classical music. He joined us for an afternoon checking out the extraordinary Yamaha CFX Concert Grand, on display exclusively in MA at Roger’s Piano.

Left, Danilo is delighted with the sound of the Yamaha CFX, and belowRoger’s Owner Carol Wu with Danilo in front of the Yamaha DC6XE3PRO

Danilo and Carol

Danilo and daughterLeft, Danilo and his daughter enjoy the Yamaha CVP609 along with Paul Schultheis, Associate Director Berklee College of Music Professional Performance Division