Edition #14 – Javier Perez answers 7 questions

by | May 22, 2022

1. Why are you a musician?

I love to create new things, I like to share my ideas, my thoughts, and I have found in music the medium to express my self and share it with the world.

2. Who are your musical inspirations?

My musical inspirations are Thad Jones, Miguel Zenón, and Astor Piazzolla.

3. What is your practice routine?

I try to practice every day, sometimes I try to balance my practice time between composing/writing and my guitar.

4. Why did you make this album?

Big Band, Vol. 2
Carrera Quinta

Every time we are living different experiences that bring us ideas, inspiration to create new music and as musicians we like to share, from our music, how we see the world, and the things and situations that surround us, this album compiles almost 4 years of these experiences, and we like to share it with everyone!

5. What were the biggest obstacles in making this album? 

Making a Big Band album is really challenging, putting together a team of almost 27 people is not easy, also getting the resources to produce it; we organized really carefully each detail of the whole process, organizing everything knowing the strengths of each one of the team members, that’s our key to overcome the obstacles.

6. Who is featured on the album?

The jazz scene here in Colombia has grown significantly in the last decade, and we had the opportunity to record with a select group of musicians that are part of it, most of them are featured in our 2016 album.

7. Where may we find you online?