Born: August 27, 1978 Primary Instrument: Bass
Hailed by Jazz Times magazine for his “great dexterity,” and cited by critic Thomas Conrad for his musicality, New York bassist and composer Edward Perez is sought by fellow musicians for his creativity and experience in a great diversity of musical styles. In addition to his work with his own jazz quintet and his role as musical director of the afro-Peruvian band, Alcatraz, Perez’s bass lines have been the choice of a stunning array of bandleaders including jazz vocal legend Mark Murphy, latin-jazz Grammy nominees Hector Martignon and Jane Bunnett, Colombian singer Lucia Pulido, trumpet virtuoso Joe Burgstaller of the Canadian Brass, and a host of modern jazz musicians including Martin Bejerano, Anat Cohen, Javier Vercher, Misha Piatigorsky, and Gilad Hekselman....
unas aptitudes extraordinarias, un sonido demoledor y un lenguaje rico y sólido -Tomajazz
The Year of Two Summers
Personnel: Eli Degibri - sax, Misha Piatigorsky - piano, Willard Dyson - drums, Arturo Stable - percusion, Edward Perez - bass and compositions. Guests: Sofia Koutsovitis - voice, Morris Cañate - tambor alegre.
A Glimpse of Bliss
Personnel: Walter Smith - sax, Francisco Mela - drums, Greg Hopkins - trumpet, Tyler Wood - piano, Plume - sax, Nate Radley - guitar, Jorge Perez - drums, Juan Medrano Cotito - cajon.
As A Side Musician
Personnel: Martin Bejerano - piano, Ludwig Afonso - drums, Edward Perez - bass.
Jazz Con Sabor Peruano
Pilar De la Hoz
Personnel: Pilar De la Hoz - vocals, Sergio Valdeos - guitar, Alex Sarrin - drums, Juan Medrano Cotito - percussion, Edward Perez - bass
Personnel: Pamela Rodriguez - voice, Fallo Muñoz - guitar, Gigio Parodi - percussion, Jose Luis Madueño - piano, Edward Perez - bass, others.
It's Not the Moon
Personnel: Sara Leib - vocals, Mark Shilansky - piano, Michael Herklots - drums, Edward Perez - bass.
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East Elmhurst, NY
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
Taught as a private instructor for the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and Indian Hill Music Center. Teaches private lessons to improvisors on a variety of instruments and has given clinics in Austria, Peru, and various parts of the US.