Oscar Perez Cuban Afro-Fusion

Jazz Standard, 116 E 27th St, New York, New York

A former student of master pianists Danilo Perez and Sir Roland Hanna, NYC native Oscar Perez was still in his teens when he began sharing stages with jazz legends like Bunky Green, George Russell, and Curtis Fuller. In recent years, he’s played a strong supporting role in bands led by (among others) Wycliffe Gordon, Christian McBride, Steve Turre, and Dave Stryker. Nuevo Comienzo (New Beginning) is the debut CD by this rising jazz star, its innovative arrangements featuring special guests Wycliffe Gordon (trombone) and Peter Bernstein (guitar). “An improviser and composer with his own distinct voice, NYC native Oscar Perez has expertly combined the traditions of his Cuban heritage with straight– ahead jazz.” (Sheila Anderson, WBGO 88.3 FM)

Oscar Perez - piano

Lance Bryant - saxophone

Endea Owens - bass

Ronen Itzik - drums

Nano Valerio - percussion