Perdomo is one of the most in demand up and coming
young pianists on the New York and world music scene.
Although Luis mainly considers himself to be a pianist,
he prides himself on being a multi-instrumentalist,
capable of creative output on a range of instruments
Luis was born in Caracas, Venezuela on Febuary 19,
1971 and started playing professionally at age 12,
appearing on TV and radio in Venezuela. Luis moved
to New York City in 1993 and began studies at the
Manhattan School of Music where he received his
undergraduate degree in jazz performance in 1997
and studied with jazz pianist Harold Danko and classical
pianist Martha Pestalozzi. He obtained his Masters
degree from Queens College where Luis was a private
student of the legendary pianist Sir Roland Hanna.
addition to leading his own group, Luis plays with
bandleaders such as John Patitucci, Ravi Coltrane,
Brian Lynch, Claudia Acuña, Butch Morris,
John Benitez, Marlon Simon, Miguel Zenon, Dafnis
Prieto and is a current member of Ray Barrettos
New World Spirits and the acclaimed latin jazz band
Timbalaye, led by Ralph
Irizarry. He has also played with many greats
of Jazz and Latin music such as Henry Threadgill,
Roy Hargrove, Steve Turre, James Moody, Al Foster,
Dave Valentin, Ralph Peterson, Brian Blade, La India,
Greg Osby, David Sanchez, Frank Lacy, Jerry Gonzalez,
Bobby Watson, Avishai Cohen, Stefon Harris, Yosvany
Camero, and Jose Alberto "El Canario"
Luis' own trio performs at venues such as the
Jazz Gallery in New York and other leading clubs
and includes members such as Jeff "Tain"
Watts, James Genus, Hans Glawishnig, and Jeff Ballard.
He has also been featured on many recent recordings
including the recent release "Descarga in New
York", from bandleader and bassist John Benitez.
Several of Luis compositions can be heard
on the CD. He also appears on Marlon Simons
CD "Rumba a la Patato", as well as the
self titled "Ralph Irizarry and Timbalaye"
and on "Best Kept Secret", the newest
CD by Timbalaye where he is also featured as a composer.
Luis has performed at some of the leading jazz festivals
and clubs throughout the world including The North
Sea Jazz Festival, The Umbria Jazz Festival, The
JVC Jazz Festival, The San Francisco Jazz Festival,
The Jazz Wind 2000 Jazz Festival (Furano, Japan),
The Blue Note, The Iridium, Yoshis, Scullers,
and Copenhagens JazzHouse.
In 1998 Luis won 3rd prize at the Great American
Jazz Piano Competition in Jacksonville, Florida.
Luis continues to perform worldwide with many of
todays leading jazz groups.