Jazz composer, arranger and educator DANILO PEREZ was just nominated this week for a Grammy for his new album, “Providencia” in the “Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group” category. The Panama-born pianist spends part of his time in Philadelphia as the artistic director of The Kimmel Center’s ‘Jazz Up Close” series and is based in Boston. He’s been on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music and most recenently has been appointed the artistic director of the college’s Global Jazz Institute series. When he’s not in Philly or Boston, he’s traveling with the legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter as part of Shorter’s band. Danilo Perez has worked with Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Wynton Marsalis and Kurt Rosenwinkle among many talented musicians. The new, “Providencia,” is a collection of original compositions that use elements of jazz, classical and Latin American folk music – reflections of Perez’ musical journey.