Danilo Perez

  • Danilo Perez

As if all the shows previewed in this week’s paper weren’t enough, there’s a slew of worthwhile music going down tonight that we didn’t get to in print. Tonight at Symphony Center brilliant Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez presents Things to Come: 21st Century Dizzy, an homage to Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra, where Perez got one of his first big breaks. That band was an international crew assembled to play one-world jazz, but the group Perez has assembled features members who more explicitly deal with regional nonjazz traditions, from Iraqi maqam (trumpeter Amir ElSaffar) to Indian classical music (reedist Rudresh Mahanthappa). The lineup also includes Puerto Rican saxophonist David Sanchez, Brazilian percussionist Rogerio Boccato, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Adam Cruz.