The Cristian Perez Group was an absolutely fantastic choice for my 30th birthday party! The bass and guitar duo sounded great in my apartment, Cristian had brought along exactly the right equipment and the noise level and mixing was perfect. In advance, I had asked whether he could play a few of my favorite jazz songs and I was thrilled to hear pretty much all of them during the 2h performance (I had expected to hear maybe 1 or 2 of the songs on my list, but it seemed every time I listened they were playing one of my favorites)! I was very impressed with their talent and many of my guests (incl. a bass player) complimented the great music. Would book again anytime!
Instrumentations include: Guitar-Percussion, Guitar-Bass, Guitar-Voice, Guitar-Sax, Guitar-Steel pan, Guitar Duo, Guitar-Piano, Guitar-Flute, Guitar Trio, Guitar-Bass-Drums, Guitar-Bass-Sax, Guitar-Guitar-Bass, Guitar-Bass-Drums-Sax, Guitar-Bass-Drums-Voice, etc. etc. etc.!!!
Cristian Perez is a guitarist born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Strathmore Artist in Residence. Since he moved to the United States in 2002, he has obtained both a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in music from George Mason University with concentrations in both Classical Guitar Performance and Jazz Studies. Having had the privilege of being mentored by respected musicians of diverse styles such as Berta Rojas, Rick Whitehead, Larry Snitzler, Mark Brandt, Ken Hall, and Tyler Kuebler, he is a very versatile musician.
During his one year of study at the Levine School of Music, in which he studied with Berta Rojas, he acquired two distinction diplomas. He was a winner of the GMU Honors Recital in 2009-2012 and the Outstanding Service Award in the College of Visual and Performing Arts upon graduation. He has performed in various classical guitar master classes with Roland Dyens, Margarita Escarpa, Eleftheria Kotzia, Carlos Perez, and Carlos Barbosa-Lima, and has been performing in the GMU Jazz Ensemble, with which he traveled to Shanghai and Beijing (China), He has played at the Museum of the American Indian, the National Gallery of Art, and for the Argentine Festival 2011-2013, and the Shanghai Concert Hall.
Cristian is currently a very active performer in the Metropolitan area in many different settings.
Ideal for weddings, restaurants, receptions, cocktail hours, wineries, etc. Very flexible and musically sensitive.