New York based drummer and composer Don Peretz is known for his progressive electro-instrumentalist releases such as Manufactured Region and DIKSON on the Deepdig Records label- merging industrial and electronica with live instrument performance.
Born and raised in Southern California, Don's music education started at Hamilton High School Academy of Music. Post graduation Don went on to study philosophy, music composition, and instrument performance at the University of Southern California, while studying under the tutelage of Vince Mendoza (composition), Jeff Hamilton and the legendary Joe Porcaro. After a move to New York in the late 1990s Don attended and received his BM from the Manhattan School of Music where he continued his instrument study with John Riley. Since living in New York he has spanned several music scenes, from the progressive jazz movement to session work covering everything from avant-garde to commercial recordings. He has performed at such iconic New York venues as the Village Vanguard, Birdland, 55 Bar, Smalls, and The Knitting Factory with artists such as Russell Ferrante, Cyndi Lauper, Dave Binney, Bob Mintzer, Donny McCaslin, Jon Herington, Oz Noy, and Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm w/John Fedchock and Alan Ferber. Tours include Europe and North America; leading his group in such festivals as The Oslo Jazz Fest, Prague Jazz Festival, and the International Association of Jazz Educators Conventions.
Serving as curator, editor, architect, percussive engine and musical glue, Don Peretz shapes a uniquely compelling and
-DIKSON review allaboutjazz.com
Together these two New Yorkers (Don Peretz & Oz Noy) have created a musical, avant-garde snapshot of their mutual city,
or any urban area for that matter. The EP is a unique blend of fusion and electronic soundscapes, which both Noy and Peretz
eloquently improvise through. It’s a notable approach towards fusion music and improvisation in the twenty-first century.
AMbean, a synth-heavy, electronica-drenched album from drummer Don Peretz, mixes traditional fusion with ambient
textures to yield eye opening results