“May all that has been reduced to noise in you become music again.”
David Teems

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The exciting duo of Sonny and Perley achieves a rare musical symbiosis. This husband and wife team has spent the last 30 years developing and perfecting their unique blend of Jazz, Great American Songbook, Bossa Nova, and International Cabaret into what has become their musical signature. The Magazine All About Jazz says “They brightly meld lyricism, passion, and rhythm in a way that is both rich and exotic”. They have appeared in concerts, festivals, cabaret shows and private events from New York to Florida and in Europe. In 2013 Sonny and Perley had the distinct honor of presenting a prelude concert for legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim.

Sonny and Perley perform as a duo, trio, quartet or quintet for concerts, festivals, intimate cabaret, musical educational programs for libraries, nightclubs and private events.

Their 4 CD releases “Love Dance” (1996), “East of the Sun” (1998), “Let it Happen” (2004),”Sonny and Perley Live! Love is Here to Stay” (2009) have generated international air play and received critical acclaim. It is in live performance; however, where Sonny and Perley truly shine. Throughout New York, New England and in Europe, the duo has captivated audiences with their warmth, spontaneity, musical honesty and broad repertoire.

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May 7th, 2013, Sonny and Perley had the pleasure of performing a prelude concert to “An Evening with Stephen Sondheim” at the Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Troy, NY.

Real Reviews

What People Are Saying

  • The Hartford Courant
    Sonny and Perley, a tight jazz duo with a richly varied musical turf.
  • The Bennington Banner
    Compelling. A wonderful example of Jazz and Bossa Nova at its finest.
  • Metroland
    Best Jazz Standards Duo SONNY AND PERLEY We're being specific, because Sonny and Perley know their way around what is usually called "the great American songbook." Sometimes they play straight jazz; sometimes they play Latin-inflected jazz. Either way, when they perform the works of Porter, Ellington or Berlin, they create something lovely to listen to.
  • The Poughkeepsie Journal
    Honest straight-up music with no pretense. Sonny and Perley work their gifts and make their magic in front of and behind the microphone.
  • The Daily Freeman Preview
    A Jazz group that can really swing...stellar piano work..! Fresh, soaring and strong vocals striking memories of Sarah Vaughn or Carmen McRae.
  • Swingtime Magazine
    Perley is a SUPERSONGSTRESS. She has a beautiful, smoky-low to middle-upper register voice, wonderful intonation, and stage presence. The sky is her limit.

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