jazz & blues

Danilo Pérez: Global Messengers

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

A new cross-cultural project from the pianist, composer, educator and social activist uplifts with beautiful melodies and strikingly syncopated rhythms.

Global Messengers sees instrumentalists from Palestine, Greece and Jordan combine their musical traditions with Danilo Pérez’s Panamanian roots, together continuing the ancient practice of building community through music.

Pérez is joined by Farayi Malek on vocals, Vasilis Kostas playing the laouto, Layth Al-Rubaye on violin, Naseem Alatrash on the cello and Tareq Rantisi on percussion.

The concert features a new composition for piano, cello, laouto, violin, voice and percussion, co-commissioned by EFG London Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, Jazztopad (Wroclaw) and the Telus Center (Toronto).

Pérez has been one of the pillars of Wayne Shorter's great quartet since 2000, following a dazzling career including collaborations with Jon Hendricks, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Haden, Michael Brecker, Tito Puente and Wynton Marsalis, eight albums and several Grammy nominations.

Dates & times

22 Nov 2019
Approximate run time: 150 mins
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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£25 - £35
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£25, £35


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Age recommendation
Under-14s should be accompanied by an adult.