""Sonny and Perley, a tight jazz duo with a richly varied musical turf."
The Hartford Courant

"Compelling. A wonderful example of Jazz and Bossa Nova at its finest."
The Bennington Banner

Hi Friends and Fans,
   In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, live streaming is how we now attempt to make our living and present our music to you.

Our Monthly Live Streaming Concerts are on our Sonny and Perley Facebook page. That is where you will find the posts for our upcoming concerts, and where you can view the concerts themselves. You will also be able to view our previous online shows posted there. When you are on our FB page, follow the prompts to "like and follow" our page to receive notices about these shows.

If you would like to offer a gratuity by credit card, click on the paypal link here or on our Facebook page. It says to pay Mark Smith (Sonny's legal name.)

If you would prefer to send a check, you can mail it to Sonny and Perley 55 Pleasant Court, Cohoes, NY 12047. We are deeply grateful for any and all gratuities.



May 7th, 2013, Sonny and Perley had the pleasure of performing a prelude
concert to "An Evening with Stephen Sondheim" in Troy, NY.

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The exciting duo of Sonny Daye and Perley Rousseau achieves a rare musical symbiosis. The husband and wife team have spent the last several years developing and perfecting their unique blend of Jazz, Bossa Nova, American Songbook Standards, and International Cabaret which has become their musical signature. They engagingly perform the timeless standards of the Great American Songbook such as Gershwin and Porter as well as the irresistible Bossa Nova melodies of Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Sonny and Perley perform as a duo, trio, quartet or quintet for concerts, festivals, theme shows, intimate cabaret, restaurants, 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 spontaneity, warmth, musical honesty and broad repertoire.


Videos from Sonny and Perley's concert for Stephen Sondheim's appearance at the Maureen Stapleton Theatre


"Day in Day out" by Johnny Mercer...Sonny and Perley in Concert at the Villages in Florida

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