5/11: Perry Danos
Live Performances - Segment
Perry's new album, 'Swingin' on the Moon' debuted May 5! Buy it on Amazon: Swingin' on the Moon
Blending Greek heritage with Chicago jazz
Perry Danos hails from Chicago, where the blues went electric, and where, to this day, a boundless variety of sounds echoes through the city streets - from rock, blues and jazz to R&B, country and the Symphony. Reflections of that potent musical mix shine through his new jazz release, Swingin' on the Moon (GrandVista Music, Nashville, TN). The new disc is the latest achievement in a multifaceted, multi-city career.
Into his thirties, Perry could be found playing nightclubs and a variety of other venues for the Windy City's multi-cultured audience. "Chicago is filled with 'good timin', working class people who just have a different hunger for music," Danos says. "They're not a 'listening' audience, they're an interactive crowd of movers and shakers."
Ministering to the city's diverse community of music lovers, Perry fused his Greek heritage with his love of the classics of American song, becoming the polished, exciting jazz singer he is today, expert at satisfying the tastes of even the most fastidious music connoisseurs.
Perry is the complete package: soulful jazz artist, crowd-pleasing entertainer, consummate professional. His passionate vocals and Mediterranean-flavored melodic sense reflect his Greek heritage, but he's thoroughly convincing in many styles of music. Whether he's recording a demo or singing live, Perry has the vocal ability - and the heart and soul - to make it authentic. "I think my ear is even better than my vocals," Perry admits, "and that enables me to adhere to the style of the music I'm singing."
His voice blends the smoothness of Tony Bennett with a bit of the heart-on-sleeve grit of Rod Stewart. With the first note, he's captured his audience, dazzling them with his enchanting style, charming smile, and natural wit. Perry's old-school artistry and musicianship make older audiences swoon, while his sophisticated energy engages the sensibility of younger listeners.
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