Danilo Pérez was designated UNESCO Artist for Peace in November 2012, in light of his efforts to provide outreach music programmes to children living in extreme poverty in Panama.
Grammy Award winner Danilo Pérez has established himself as one of the most preeminent musicians of his generation. His distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz (covering the music of the Americas, as well as folkloric and world music) has attracted international attention and acclaim.
Danilo Pérez is the founder of the Panama Jazz Festival, gathering world-renowned jazz artists, recognised educators and jazz fans from around the globe. Launched in 2003, the festival has become one of the biggest celebration of the country.
In his capacity as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, he supports UNESCO’s celebration of the International Jazz Day namely through the Berklee Global Jazz Institute of Berklee College of Music.