7.22.11 Austin Peralta Quartet @ BlueWhale

Blue Whale presents
FRIDAY JULY 22, 2011 8PM
BLUEWHALE
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301, Los Angeles, CA 90012  |  213.620.0908    

Austin Peralta, a pianist and composer based out of Los Angeles, works as a musician in a diversity of contexts both locally and internationally.

Trained as a classical pianist beginning at age 5, Peralta went on to include the litany of contemporary music genres from jazz onward in his palette as an artist. In addition to his work as a pianist, he composes, collaborates on, and produces music in a variety of different veins such as modern acoustic jazz, experimental hip-hop / electronica, world music, and multi-media audio/visual pieces among others. To date Peralta has recorded two albums as the leader of groups that include jazz luminaries Ron Carter, Billy Kilson, Buster Williams, Steve Nelson, and Marcus Strickland for 88’s, a Japanese subsidiary label of Sony Music. Notable collaborations have included The Cinematic Orchestra, Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu, Thundercat, Shafiq Husayn of Sa-Ra, Jaga Jazzist, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Orchestra, & Horace Tapscott’s Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra among many others.  At the 2007 Tokyo Jazz Festival, Peralta was part of a “dream team” piano quartet that included the legendary Chick Corea, Hank Jones, and Hiromi Uehara. He has studied with noted mentors Bruce Sutherland, Alan Pasqua, Buddy Collette, & Reggie Workman.

Peralta is member of the Brainfeeder artist roster along with Flying Lotus, Daedelus, The Gaslamp Killer, Strangeloop and many others.  His third album, a self-produced project entitled “Endless Planets,” was recently released via the Brainfeeder label worldwide.

Austin Peralta website

BlueWhale website

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