Rae Ann Perez

Rae Ann’s Contributions

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02/18/14    Community Articles

Drummer Meir Perez Kicks off the New Year with new Projects

The new year brings new projects for world class drummer Meir Perez.

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09/25/12    Community Articles

Forging a New Jazz Scene with Rae Ann Perez

News from the Jazz World. Rae Ann Perez is receiving great reviews on her CD, Midnight In Paris, from fans worldwide. Increased sales of Midnight In Paris are reaching her worldwide audience via CD Baby, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and through downloads...

09/27/11    Community Articles

Rae Ann Perez new CD "Midnight In Paris"

Time for something new. The new Rae Ann Perez CD "Midnight In Paris" has its official release date on October 7th and will be available on CD baby, Amazon, iTunes and more. A new term "World Jazz", is what best describes the 12 song release of Rae Ann's...

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About Rae Ann Perez

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While growing up, Rae Ann Perez, had a great love of all styles of music, but especially for jazz. She always wanted to be a performer of the greatest American art form. At an early age she was influenced by her parents records of Xaviar Cugat, Stan Getz, Walter Wanderly with Astrud Gilberto, Big Band greats and standard artists like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Then, her tastes in music expanded to various world styles and performers such as Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Anita O’Day, Randy Crawford, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Chick Corea.

Some of Rae Ann’s first professional accomplishments include studio recordings for Neil Diamond, performing with Barry Smith of the Platters, and Sister Rose Cornelius of Brothers Cornelius and Sister Rose. Rae Ann is also a prolific songwriter, vocalist, pianist and arranger utilizing her originals as well as writing new arrangements of familiar tunes.

Rae Ann’s style is a unique blend of latin, jazz standards, modern smooth jazz, funk, and world music. Some have likened her to a masterful blend of Diana Krall, Patricia Barber, George Duke, Chick Corea, Jimmy Smith, and Drave Brubeck. They create Rae Ann’s unique new sound of “World Jazz.”

Most recently, Rae Ann Perez, has performed successfully in worldwide venues for corporate giants such as Disney, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, and Paramount Show Services, to name a few. She has also graced the stages of many Las Vegas casinos and been instrumental in studio recordings. Rae Ann has traveled the world entertaining audiences on the worlds most luxurious cruise ships, Jazz Festivals and in many European capitals as a dynamic and professional jazz artist.

Rae Ann Perez joined the JazzTimes community on Sep 27, 2011