Thanks for visiting! Stay awhile, check out the links and the MUSIC! For a few years now I've been working towards finding my musical voice though the piano and the pen. It's been an interesting journey to say the least. The video to the right features my group Nuevo Comienzo and our latest recording Afropean Affair. In addition, I continue to find many blessings through my educational endeavors. More on that HERE... If you keep scrolling down, you'll catch the latest news in the blog. Please join my mailing list to keep up with everything. Many thanks to my friends, family and YOU for your continued support and interest. Keep swinging!


Afropean Affair Released in October


Stay Connected

Subscribe to the mailing list for the latest news

* indicates required

Latest News

JazzEd Mag - What's on Your Playlist? 

Pianist/composer/educator Oscar Perez is part of a new generation of musicians busy erasing the old distinctions between straight-ahead and Latin jazz, forging new group concepts by blending Afro-Caribbean rhythms and postbop idioms. With his second album, Afropean Affair, Perez places himself firmly in the forefront of this rising movement. Featuring his stellar young band Nuevo Comienzo, the CD focuses on the pianist’s original music, which he wrote to showcase his group’s prowess. Balancing poise and… Read more

Jazmusic.com CD Review: Oscar Perez - Nuevo Comienzo: Afropean Affair 

by C.J Bond
: Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz
Label: Chandra Records

Musicians: Oscar Perez - piano / Fender Rhodes; Greg Glassman - trumpet / flugelhorn; Stacy Dillard - tenor / soprano saxophones; Anthony Perez - bass; Jerome Jennings - drums; Emiliano Valerio - percussion; Charenee Wade - vocals.
  Oscar Perez - Nuevo Comienzo CD Review: Oscar Perez's CD: Nuevo Comienzo - Afropean Affair, showcases new, exciting developments, and the brilliant cutting edge concepts of uber-talented young… Read more

Blog Critics Music Review: Oscar Perez/Nuevo Comienzo – Afropean Affair 

By Jordan Richardson 

Oscar Perez, with his band Nuevo Comienzo, blurs genre lines with his Afropean Affair.  The album is the pianist’s second.

Perez throws a bit of everything into the basket with this recording, tossing post-bop with Afro-Caribbean and Latin jazz. This is an interesting distinction given the constant incidental blurring of the lines taking place in pop culture, a process that isn’t particularly helpful in preserving certain strands of art but can be benefitted from nonetheless.

Many people… Read more

Profile Piece by Jazz Times writer Andy Gilbert 

                    Pianist/Composer Oscar Perez Introduces the Latest Wave in Post-Latin Jazz on New CD Afropean Affair Available October 11

 “This is a musician that has his own voice. Both his compositions and his improvisations are evidence of this.” — Dan Miele, Jazz Improv Magazine

“The pianist’s writing and arranging is smart, tradition inspired Latin jazz with an emphasis on jazz chords and colours.  It’s an addictive, sultry sound, rich with concise improvisations that always tell a wise tale and… Read more

Some Quotes...."whatever" 

“Perez can be heard at his best on track two entitled, Baile de K in which (if the listener has ears) one can hear a respectful nod to the great Bud Powell. This is a superb Latin Jazz recording. 5 Stars”
- John Gilbert, eJazznews

“Perez shows his ample skill on this first album, incorporating the stylistic elements of Tyner, Hancock and Chucho Valdes. …It’s just a matter of time 
before his name enters the jazz public’s consciousness.”
-Matt Merewitz, All About Jazz

“Prolific pianist and composer Oscar Perez
Read more