Kaiser Perez played fiddle with several musicians around the Lafayette and St. Martin area. His aunt gave family nicknames based on leaders and generals, in this case, naming Jean after Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm.2
Dec 2, 1952
Perez, who had spent time serving in WWII, had stumbled into music quite literally. According to son Rickey Perez,
While overseas in Germany, he found two fiddles in a building he was searching. He took one and shipped it back home. When he got home, his mother handed him the package she received and he started playing with it until he learned something.2
Perez spent his time filling in with many bands such as Belton Richard and playing on the TV show Passe Partout. In the 1970s, he open up Kaiser's Place dance and pool hall in Breaux Bridge.
- Acadian Two Step. Bruce Bastin. Liner notes.
- Discussions with Rickey P
Acadian Two Step (Flyright, 1987)
Acadian All Star Special - The Pioneering Cajun Recordings Of J.D. Miller (Bear, 2011)