Danilo Perez in Concert


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Danilo Perez

hide captionDanilo Perez returned to his alma mater, Berklee College of Music, to perform on New Year's Eve.

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From Berklee College of Music in Boston, pianist Danilo Perez and his big band give the broadcast premiere of "The Panama Suite," a rollicking, percussive work written in celebration of his homeland.

Perez started off with a trio performance and then brought out his big band, featuring 11-year-old hand percussion phenomenon Milagros Blades, to present the three-movement composition, combining jazz inflection with Panamanian folkloric rhythms.

The concert is presented by WGBH Boston, with host Eric Jackson.

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