Guest Artists

The Luther College jazz area, alongside the Center Stage Series and Diversity Center, hosted the world-renowned jazz pianist Danilo Pérez, October 1 and 2, 2015. In addition to his work as a composer and band leader, Pérez is the Artistic Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, a UNESCO Artist for Peace, and a member of Wayne Shorter's quartet (with Brian Blade and John Patitucci).

During his time on campus, Pérez presented four masterclasses, hosted a jam session with our students, and performed on the Center Stage Series with his Panama 500 quintet.