While influenced by note jazz greats, Marín has never forgotten his roots, and it is this flavorful combination, which has made him one of the island’s top Latin jazz pianists and sought-after session musicians. Overall, he’s truly admired by his peers and fans for his adventurous artistic expression, as well as his passion for perfection.”
--Ian Malinow, The San Juan Star
“In Puerto Rico, Luis Marín is one of the leading popular music and jazz pianists. Since early childhood, he has been performing in public, which eventually led to his involvement with some of the most significant artists in salsa and jazz.”
--Javier Antonio Quiñones, All About Jazz
“Marín's one of the best Afro-Cuban pianists I've ever heard and one of the most unique.”
--Harvey Pekar, Jazziz Magazine
"In Carrara, Italy, where I lived and worked in 1979-80, the marble quarries have been worked by man for centuries. Yet the mountain retains its integrity; Nature has reclaimed parts of the quarries while man proceeds to excavate in others; the two agents, nature and man, ultimately collaborate in the overall result.
Part of what I attempt with my sculpture is to bring the quarry into the gallery – to make the stone important by drawing attention to it, and to show the finished piece as the result of its interaction with its context. The stone itself is the starting point. I always choose pieces that already suggest their final form. By working directly in response to the character of the stone, I hope to expose the truth of the material."
"Pianist Danilo Pérez is an international force behind the scenes at the Kimmel and
elsewhere, and out front as a performer."
--David R. Adler, The Inquirer