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PAUL PERESS PROJECT - NEWS:

INTERNATIONAL SOLO JAZZ ARTIST, PRODUCER, COMPOSER, DRUMMER & BANDLEADER, PAUL PERESS CELEBRATEST HIS BAND'S 15TH YEAR, AND HAS ENJOYED PLAYING FOR AND MEETING WONDERFUL MUSIC FANS IN OVER 20 COUNTRIES. "THE PAUL PERESS PROJECT", CONTINUES WITH IT'S LATEST RELEASE, "CAN'T LET GO"... 2012 HAS BEEN AN AMAZING YEAR... WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT A SHOW SOON!!! SCROLL DOWN TO JOIN OUR MAILING LIST FOR UPCOMING DATES, PHOTOS, LINKS AND LATEST NEWS:

JAMAICA JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL:
January began with a trip to Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, with Paul's band opening for Maroon 5! This concert had several celebrity artists performing with the Paul Peress Project, including Brenda Russell, Phil Perry, Gerald Veasley, Michael Paulo, Glenn Alexander, and Bill Cantos. The following night the Paul Peress Project backed Grammy winner Regina Belle, playing to a crowd of over 10,000... Following Jamaica, they headed west, joined by Jeff Richman, and Jimmy Earl...

HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO, PUNTA CANA:
In April, the Paul Peress Project appeared at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, as part of a weekend fundraiser for Haiti - Peress' band featured Deniece Williams ("Free", "Hear it for the Boys", "Gonna Take a Miracle"), preceded by Manhattan's lead singer Lee Williams ("Shining Star")...

ST. KITTS MUSIC FESTIVAL:
In June, Peress returns to the Carribean for the 3rd time this year with an All-Star band, "EAST MEETS WEST", featuring Michael Paulo, Mike Miller, Alphonso Johnson, and Jeffrey Young...

KASLO JAZZ ETC. FESTIVAL, BRITISH COLUMBIA:
A 3rd return engagement to one of the most beautiful places on the planet, and an incredible music loving crowd, Peress brings a quartet to Kaslo, British Columbia, featuring Michael Paulo and Kai Eckhardt...

CANT LET GO - OUR LATEST CD:
On all these performances - drummer, producer, and composer - Paul Peress has been featuring his original compositions from the latest release, "CAN'T LET GO", which features along with Jeff Golub, Glenn Alexander, Mitch Forman, and Dave Mann, a horn section of Tower of Power alumni, and former band members of Grover Washington Jr., James Taylor, Chico Hamilton, Rod Stewart... Peress' long foray into divergent musical styles unearths a combination of Jazz, Rock, Brazilian, and Funk influences in this eclectic yet powerful piece of work with themes of peace, longing, and lost love driving the vocal tunes, and honest, from-the-heart melodies giving life to the instrumental compositions.

CAN'T LET GO personnel: JEFF GOLUB - guitar, GLENN ALEXANDER - guitar, GERALD VEASLEY - bass, TOM KENNEDY - bass, DAVE MANN - sax, CLIFFORD CARTER - keys, MITCH FORMAN - keys, BILL CANTOS - keys/vocals, TOMMY McDONNELL - vocals, PAUL PERESS - drums, compositions, producer



Paul Peress, Can't Let Go - CD Cover
Regina Belle
Jamaica front row crowd screaming
Paul Peress, Glenn Alexander, Reginal Belle
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PAUL PERESS PROJECT - STORE:

Can't Let Go CD

CAN'T LET GO
featuring
JEFF GOLUB

GERALD VEASLEY
GLENN ALEXANDER
BILL CANTOS

Then Again CD

THEN AGAIN
featuring
JOHN TROPEA
BRANDON FIELDS
LINCOLN GOINES
HELIO ALVES

Awakening CD

AWAKENING
featuring
JEFF GOLUB
GABRIELA ANDERS
MARK WHITFIELD
JAMES GENUS

Chaz & Wilson CD

LIVE @ WILSON'S
featuring
LEE WILLIAMS
JEFF PEVAR
DREW ZINGG
TONY CONNIFF

Double Exposure CD

DOUBLE EXPOSURE
featuring
ANIKA PARIS
DREW ZINGG
FRANK GRAVIS
ZEV KATZ

PAUL PERESS PROJECT - LIVE:
STUDIO & STAGE COLLABORATIONS:

Equally at home in Jazz, Rock, Blues, Latin, Brazilian, R-n-B, and Soul... Here is a list of some of the great solo artists, bands, and side players that Peress has had the honor of working with...

BRENDA RUSSELL
MOBY
The B-52's
REGINA BELLE
DENIECE WILLIAMS
MARY WILSON
JEFF GOLUB
TOM SCOTT
STEPHEN BISHOP
BILL CHAMPLIN
BOBBY KIMBALL
MICHAEL PAULO
PHIL PERRY
GABRIELA ANDERS
JON FADDIS
JIMMY HEATH
HELIO ALVES
DAVID AMRAM
RANDY BRECKER
BRIAN BROMBERG
OTEIL BURBRIDGE
CANDIDO
CARLA COOK
CLIFFORD CARTER
GUY DAVIS
KAI ECKHARDT
MARK EGAN
RUSSELL FERRANTE
BRANDON FIELDS
BOB FRANCESCHINI
MITCHEL FORMAN
LINCOLN GOINES
JIMMY HASLIP
EILEEN IVERS
ANTHONY JACKSON
RANDY JACKSON
ALPHONSO JOHNSON
ABE LABORIEL SR.
MICHAEL LANDAU
WILL LEE
RALPH MACDONALD
DAVID MANN
LOU MARINI
HECTOR MARTIGNON
TOMMY McDONNELL
MIKE MILLER
MICHAEL MOSSMAN
OZ NOY
JEFF RICHMAN
DAN SIEGEL
NEIL STUBENHAUS
LEW SOLOFF
JOHN TROPEA
GERALD VEASLEY
JERRY VIVINO
MARK WHITFIELD
SELECT FESTIVAL APPEARANCES:

The PAUL PERESS PROJECT has opened for MAROON 5, JOHN LEGEND, WYCLEF JEAN, THE COMMODORES, KENNY ROGERS, BOYZ II MEN, ROBERTA FLACK, NATALIE COLE...

PAUL PERESS PROJECT AS HEADLINER AT THE FOLLOWING GREAT FESTIVALS:

•BET Jazz St. Lucia Festival
  British West Indies (4 times)
• Jamaica Jazz & Blues
  Jamaica, Caribbean
• The St. Kitts Music Festival
  British West Indies (5 times)
  • The Heineken Jazz Festival
  British West Indies
• Summer on the Hudson
  New York, NY (2 times)
• Art on the Green Festival
  Couer d'Alene, Idaho
  • Lincoln Center Out of Doors
  New York, NY
• Kaslo Jazz etc. Festival
  British Columbia (2 times)
• River to River Festival
  New York, NY
  • Intl. Festival de Jazz Latino
  San Juan, Puerto Rico
• The Berkeley Jazz Festival
  Berkeley, California
• Grand Central Outdoors
  New York, NY
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