Workshops & Conferences

Workshops & Conferences


Friday, March 3rd 2017 – WORKSHOP MASTER CLASS | Le Villate
9:30am – 10:30am  Danilo Pérez (Panama)
Danilo_solo_promo_picture-1406662369 Pianist, composer, educator Panamanian Danilo Pérez is one of the most dynamic and influential musicians of our time. He studied at the National Conservatory of Panama, then joined the Berklee College of Music. He played with Jon Hendricks, Terence Blanchard and Paquito D’Rivera to name just a few, and later collaborated with renowned artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter to form Shorter’s great quartet with John Patitucci and Brian Blade. He has been nominated several times for the Grammy and Latin Grammy for a good part of his works. In 2015, he released his latest album “Children Of The Light”.

Very socially committed, Danilo Pérez, has been a Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF. He currently serves as UNESCO Artist for Peace, Cultural Ambassador to the Republic of Panama, Founder and Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz Festival, and Artistic Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute in Boston’s Berklee College of Music.

The PAPJAZZ has the honor to host for this 11th edition a great sir of Latin jazz.

Danilo Pérez

  Friday, March 3rd 2017 – Music therapy CONFERENCE | Quisqueya University
9:30am – 11h30am  Patricia Zarate (Panama)
unnamed Born and raised in Santiago, Chile, the saxophonist Patricia Zárate has studied at the Berklee College of Music. Graduated in 1999, she is part of the first generation of music therapy students at this renowned university, and completes her degree with a jazz master at NYU. During the PAPJAZZ, she will offer a conference on music therapy for psychologists, therapists and other health professionals.

Monday, March 6th 2017 –WORKSHOP | Fokal
9 am – 10:30 am Carol Welsman (Canada)
carol-welsman-cover-shot-01 Carol Welsman is an internationally acclaimed jazz singer. Her album I Like Men – Reflections of Miss Peggy Lee won six Juno (Canadian Grammy) and was among the five best albums of the year 2008 in the US. Within a trio or with a symphony orchestra, Carol Welsman is one of the greatest voices on the jazz scene.

Ballads, swing, a beautiful voice and a pianist of great sensitivity, one of the headliners of the 11th edition of the PAPJAZZ.

Monday, March 6th 2017 – WORKSHOP | Fokal
11 am – 12:30 pm  Anne Paceo (France)
ANNE PACEO Ever since she was nineteen, Anne Paceo, a drummer without frontiers, has performed in more than 39 countries on 5 continents, with the most famous musicians (Rhoda Scott,  Yaron Herman,  Alain Jean-Marie…). At 24, she won a Victoire de la Musique (French Grammy) and has issued 4 albums, all of them well received by critics.

With pianist Leonardo Montana and double bass player Joan Eche-Puig, Anne Paceo created this trio “Triphase”, a musical story where three beautiful characters are revealed. A great pure jazz evening whose memory is sure to last for a long time!

Tuesday, March 7th 2017 – WORKSHOPS | Fokal
9 am – 10:30 pm Yilian Canizares (Cuba/Switzerland)
 Parrains FFV A Swiss singer and violinist, Yilian Canizares takes from her Cuban roots both a sense of rhythm and a tremendous energy! She delves through Chopin’s Nocturnes, the sounds of Chucho Valdéz, and the daring of Santeria ceremonies.

Nothing is weak in her music, everything is urgent, compelling and perfectly managed. And the fluid nature of Yilian Canizares will make a lasting impression on the Haitian public.

11 am – 12:30 pm Sebastian Schunke Quartet (Germany)
sebastian-schunke-quartet Expression is very important in the works of German pianist Sebastian Schunke, whose international fame for Latin Jazz is firmly established. Thanks to a truly modern style, Sebastian Schunke revisits the style brilliantly and effectively.

Constantly experimenting, he created in 2004 a wonderful orchestra with vocals, strings, electric guitar, brass and rhythm sections.

With Afro-Latin rhythms, Sebastian Schunke will lead you on his very own a musical path.

Wednesday, March 8th 2017 – WORKSHOPS | Fokal
9:30 am – 11 am Jean-Paul Estievenart (Belgium)
unnamed Jean-Paul Estiévenart’s curiosity and openness make of him a musician that is constantly searching.

Django d’Or award in 2006, representing Belgium in European Youth Jazz Orchestra in 2007 and being awarded the prix Octaves de la Musique in 2009, Estiévenart impresses people by his keen ability to improvise, his subtlety and energy.

Over ten years on the road, Estiévenart has become one of the most in-demand trumpet players today.

He is now confirming his talent in an amazing trio with Sam Gertsmans on double bass and Antoine Pierre on drums. (‘Wanted’ , De Werf, 2013 / « Behind The Darkness, Igloo, 2016)

11 am – 12:30 pm Melissa Aldana (Chile)
melissa-aldana Melissa Aldana, a Chilean sax player with a flawless technique, is not only at her best during her performances of Thelonious Monk’s and Sonny Rollins’, but also when she plays original compositions with a pure jazz touch, especially in the band La Resistencia that also features Sebastian Jordan, well-known among the PaP Jazz audience.

Melissa Aldana comes from a renown family of musicians and was awarded the Berklee Presidential Scholarship in 2007. Since then, she’s performed on New-York’s most prestigious stages: Village Vanguard and The Blue Note.

A fresh perspective and a sense of performance, a refined and technical feat.

Thursday, March 9th 2017 –  WORKSHOP | Fokal
9 am – 10:30 pm Halie Loren (USA)
halie_loren_bob-williams-photographer_reddresslights Winner of an Independent Music Award for her first album They Oughta Write a Song (2008), singer Halie Loren revisits with freshness and passion standards such as Quizás, quizás, quizás, In a Sentimental Mood and even A Whiter Shade of Pale. Her album Heart First (2012) shows an artist with an outstanding tonal purity, an exceptional performance feat, and a skill that is increasingly refined.

With a repertoire of jazz standards, reinvented pop classics and glittering original compositions, Halie Loren is a must-see concert!

11h am – 12h30 pm Veronica Ferreiro (Spain)
veronica-ferreiro Veronica Ferreiro is a young Spanish singer and composer, whose first album Laio, is featured in prestigious international record catalogues, such as Dusty Groove America of Chicago and Giant Step in NY. Staying for a long time at Number One of Itunes Spain Jazz Downloads, Veronica Ferreiro has been performing at the greatest jazz Festivals in the world.

A deep and warm voice, considered one of the most promising! Not to be missed!

Friday, March 10th 2017 –  WORKSHOP | Fokal
9 am – 10:30 am Paco Renteria (Mexico)
paco-renteria-imagen-prensa Paco Rentería is a Mexican guitarist, considered among the best in the world. He has the particular talent of transforming each of his scenes into a tsunami of emotions and sensations. With more than 100 concerts per year, Paco Rentería dazzles the audiences the world over by his technique and amazing virtuosity.

His tribal, uninhibited and sometimes provoking style totally changes the musical logic of his Gypsy, Latin-American and oriental melodies, and of his progressive and even sometimes metal rock sounds.

Paco Rentería: a phenomenal and quite overwhelming energy!