JORGE PÉREZ GONZÁLEZ
Jorge Pérez, was born in Boston, U.S.A in 1979. He was raised in Madrid where he studies architecture and percussion. Between 1998 y 2003 he studies at the Escuela De Música Creativa in Madrid. In 2004 he starts working professionally with bands of the jazz and fussion scene is Spain such as Mojo Project, La Chuma Segura Hot Band, La Calle Caliente y and artists as Jerry González, Caramelo, Pepe Rivero , Aláin Perez o Emilio Valdés.
He travels to cuba two times between 2002 and 2006 to learn the roots of afrocuban folklore and studies with percussion master Jose Luis Quintana ¨ Changuito¨. As years go by Jorge becomes one of the most demanded young players in the Spanish jazz scene, and also one of the very few percussionist that doubles professionally in drums, instrument that he studies with Carlos Carli, and Yayo Morales,
In 2008 Jorge receives a Scholarship from the Berklee College of Music, in Boston where he will live several years. In 2011 Jorge finishes his studies at Berklee, obteining a Major in Performance. During his time in Boston, Jorgeis chosen by jazz masters such as Danilo Pérez ,Joe Lovano or John Patitucci, to be in the elite program Berklee Global Jazz Institute.
In the last years Jorge has played with con Rebecca Cline, Egui Castrillo, Victor Mendoza, Mark Walker, Kalani Trinidad, John Lockwood, Aláin Pérez, Daniel García Trio, Vardan Ovsepian, la Big Band JCA and La Afrodisioan Orchestra.
He has played in international Jazz Festivals as Newport 2010, Monterey 2010 with the global Jazz Institute and Panamá 2011 with the Daniel García Trio, with Daniel García and Alain Pérez.
Jorge has given percussion lessons in the Berklee’s Rhythm Club and clinics at the Panama Jazz Festivall 2011. In the writing field, Jorge has so far released three albums with the band that he leads, Patax.:
His first album as soloist and composer ¨ Patáx¨ is released in 2008. His second work ¨Forced Emancipation¨ comes out in 2009, featuring Chilean singer Nicolás Majluf.
His third album, ¨ From The Boiler Room,¨ was released in Marzo 2011, and has been published by record label AYVA, joining a list of artists as Alain Pérez and Esperanza Spalding.
Since February 2011, Jorge is endorser of cajones Alándalus.