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Pérez Cohen Potter

North America

Pianist Danilo Pérez, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, and saxophonist Chris Potter join forces in an exciting new band. Having traveled in similar jazz scene circles throughout their careers, these diverse artists formed a strong artistic and personal bond while celebrating the legacy of the genre on the Jazz 100 tour. Bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Nate Smith round out this new group that promises to merge their unique styles in an exhilarating program featuring new compositions.

Danilo says, “I am extremely inspired and excited to perform with this quintet – they are like-minded artists. After performing together as a part of the Jazz 100 tour (celebrating Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, and Mongo Santamaria), Chris, Avishai, and I decided to form a new band and continue to explore new territories. This time presenting original compositions written for this quintet. The concept of the band is to create a personal musical adventure that knows no boundaries of style and influences. The compositions will be tailor-made for the musicians that make up the band so we can develop an original voice as a unit.”