Danilo Pérez’s Global Messengers and Children of the Light with John Patitucci & Brian Blade

Mar 31, 2023


Panamanian-born Danilo Pérez is “practically peerless” (NPR) as a bandleader and composer, distinguished as the choice pianist for such jazz legends as Wayne Shorter and Dizzy Gillespie. He returns to Symphony Center to lead two groups that showcase the expansiveness of his artistry: the nimble trio Children of the Light with bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade and his popular, multinational Global Messengers sextet.

Preconcert Dining

Enhance your concert experience by dining at the Thomas Club, located on the ninth floor of Symphony Center with sweeping views of Lake Michigan. View the menu | Make a reservation through Tock

Program to be announced.
Piano, Panama
Danilo Pérez's Global Messengers
Bass (United States)
Vocals (United States)
Violin (Spain)
Oud (Iran)
Percussion (Cyprus)

Funding for educational programs during the 2022/23 SCP Jazz season has been generously provided by Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation.

Discover more on Experience CSO
Pianist-composer Danilo Pérez believes music is a powerful tool for bringing cultures together. "We are human before we are musicians," he says. "You don’t grow as a musician if you don’t grow as a human being.”
Explore more
For composer-pianist Chucho Valdés, his new suite, "La Creación," represents a return to big-band sonorities, but “with the experience of the road traveled."
Explore more
Naseer Shamma has emerged as one of the chief ambassadors of the oud and Arab music. "If you want a future, you must learn from history," he says. "Rather than weeping over bad circumstances, I want to promote change."
Explore more