Bassist and composer Edward Pérez joins forces with the powerful voice of French-Carribean born singer Christelle Durandy to present a night of Peruvian songs. The group presents a repertoire ranging from invigorating festejos to sultry landos, freely combining traditional Afro-Peruvian elements with jazz, funk, and other latin styles, creating a vision of costal Peruvian music that could only come from New York.
Edward Pérez has performed with many of the greats in the Afro-Peruvian genre (Eva Ayllón, Chocolate Algendones, Juan Medrano Cotito, Sergio Valdeos, Chevo Ballumbrosio, Gigio Parodi, etc). Also known for his work as a jazz bassist, he has toured throughout the world, performing in many of the worlds foremost venues and recorded on a CD nominated for Grammy in the category of best Latin-jazz album.
Vocalist Cristelle Durandy is equally at-home in styles ranging from Salsa to Jazz, Funk and Soul. Since arriving in New York, she has become a mainstay on the latin scene. She sings with a sweetness that will make an entire room silent on the edge of their seats or with an infectious energy that will make an entire crowd dance.
Christelle Durandy / Voice
Eric Kurimski / Guitar
Kan Yanabe / Percussion
Juan Felipe / Drums
Mike Eckroth / Piano
Edward Pérez / Bass and arrangements
FESTEJATION at Terraza 7 on Friday March 25th at 10:00pm
cover $10 for mezzanine