Born in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba on October 9, 1986, Josiel Perez comes from an extensive musical family, beginning with his grandfather who is a refined flautist to his uncle, Andres Perez, who is considered one of Cuba’s best baritone saxophonists.
Currently residing in Phoenix, Arizona, Josiel has performed alongside top-level musicians, Luis Conte, Haakon Graf, Rayford Griffin, Hans Zermuelen, Dan Lutz, Stan Sergeant, Walfredo Reyes Jr., Luis Eric Gonzalez, Kamasi Washington, Jimmy Branly, Raul Pineda, Sawa Perez, Joey De Leon. He also led, composed for, and arranged music for the Afro Cuban Jazz Project. He is currently teaching the Latin Jazz Ensemble class at Paradise Valley Community College.
With Josiel Perez - trumpet, Alan Acost a- tenor sax, Marcos Crego - piano, Max Beckman - bass, Caleb Michel - percussion, and special guest: Keith Kelly - sax.
Jazz images at The Nash by Joseph Berg Photography.