New York bassist and composer Edward Perez is sought by fellow musicians for his creativity and experience in a great diversity of musical styles. Edward’s unique sound as a composer traces back to the combination of his grounding in modern jazz combined with insight into percussion and traditional afro-latin music gleaned from his two years in Lima as well as his experience with latin jazz heavyweights of New York City. As a sideman and bassist, Perez has performed in virtually all of New York’s most venerated jazz venues, including the Blue Note, Lincoln Center, Jazz Standard, Iridium, Dizzy's, and Jazz Gallery. He has toured throughout Europe, South America, and Japan, including appearances in major jazz festivals such as Vitoria, Moers, and Palau de la Musica (Valencia), as well as world music festivals such as Stimmen and Rudolstadt. He keeps his career firmly centered in contemporary jazz and latin jazz, and continues to tour and perform as a bandleader in New York.