Luis Perdomo (pianist)
Perdomo at the International Jazz Festival of Punta del Este in 2015.
February 19, 1971|
Luis Perdomo (born February 19, 1971 in Caracas, Venezuela) is an American jazz pianist and composer. He is directly and indirectly influenced by Bud Powell, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Paul Bley and Herbie Hancock. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music and Queens College in New York City, where he studied under Sir Roland Hanna, receiving degrees from both institutions.
He has played with Ralph Irizarry and Timbalaye, Ray Barretto's sextet, John Patitucci, Dave Douglas, Yosvany Terry, as well as Brian Lynch, Tom Harrell, Chico Freeman, David Gilmore and Ignacio Berroa. He has been a long-standing member of both Miguel Zenon's and was a member of Ravi Coltrane's quartet for 10 years. In addition, he has released nine CDs as leader: Focus Point in 2005, Awareness in 2006 (both on Coltrane's label RKM Music), Pathways in 2008 (Criss Cross Jazz), Universal Mind (and third for RKM Music) in 2012, The Infancia Project in 2012 (Criss Cross Jazz), Links in 2013 (Criss Cross Jazz) and Twenty-Two in 2015 (Hot Tone Music), This CD includes Perdomo's newest band: The "Controlling Ear Unit", with bassist Mimi Jones and drummer Rudy Royston, as well as "Montage" (Hot Tone Music) and "Spirits and Warriors" (Criss Cross Jazz) in 2016, which features an amazing band with Alex Sipiagin on trumpet, Mark Shim on saxophone, Ugonna Okegwo on bass and the legendary drummer Billy "Jabali" Hart...
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