Casco Viejo, Panama
It sure is. And if you happen to be at the crossroads of the American continents, we’re up to our ears, fortunately, in jazz these days. Also, today is the opening of Café Unido's second location in a country that has really been bringing their coffee game in recent years. It’s the inherited home of coffee’s most prized cultivar, reigning supreme and getting compared to god. 

Casco Viejo, Panama

It sure is. And if you happen to be at the crossroads of the American continents, we’re up to our ears, fortunately, in jazz these days. Also, today is the opening of Café Unido's second location in a country that has really been bringing their coffee game in recent years. It’s the inherited home of coffee’s most prized cultivar, reigning supreme and getting compared to god


Casco Viejo, Panama

Aside from the Western, they say jazz is the only art form to which the USA can rightly lay claim. Since art belongs to everyone and since today is International Jazz Day, we thought we’d get in on the fun. If you’re lucky enough to be in Casco Viejo this fine evening, Danilo Pérez Foundation is sessioning tonight


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Casco Viejo, Panama City

Panamanian Jazz pianist Danilo Perez has made a name for himself not only an internationally acclaimed artist, but also a humanitarian figure. With a deep belief in the power of music as a tool for social change, he founded the Danilo Perez Foundation in 2005 — focusing on the social and creative growth of young children and teenagers in Panama City through the development of musical education.

To help animate the burgeoning nightlife of Casco Viejo we’ve joined hands with Danilo to establish Danilo’s Jazz Club at American Trade Hotel — as he says “one amazing room for creating music.”

This one day new beautiful club provides an opportunity for creative development and international exchange at this very intimate level with students from Panama and all of Latin America and beyond — to create new music, bringing old and new, near, far together. We’re honored to celebrate its official opening tonight with two special performances, including one with Danilo himself presenting music from his latest album — Panama 500 — backed by players from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. 

Photo by Lauren Coleman.


"Do not fear mistakes, there are none."
-Miles Davis.

This week we’ll be at the Panama International Jazz Festival letting music wash the dust from our souls. This year’s festival is presented by artistic director Danilo Perez, whose 50-seat jazz club opens in the hotel next month. This week is an exciting preview of what’s to come.


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