Berklee Global Jazz Summit
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment. This concert will feature BGJI ensembles, faculty, and special guests.
This year, the BGJI Summit will focus on the creative outlook of the institute: global jazz with roots in folkloric music and interdisciplinary facets. The BGJI students and their music will be the centerpiece of the show, in the framework of their recent educational and musical experience in Panama. The lineup of BGJI faculty and BGJI artists in residence will support and complement the work of our talented students in this exciting musical journey.
Featured artists for the BGJI Summit includes:Danilo Pérez (piano); Dave Liebman (saxophone); Joe Lovano (saxophone; Terri Lyne Carrington (drums); John Patitucci (bass); George Garzone (saxophone); David Gilmore (guitar); Marco Pignataro (saxophone.
The BGJI Green and Red ensembles will also perform. The Green Ensemble features: Zach Giberson (tenor saxophone); Lihi Haruvi (alto saxophone); Alex Hargraves (violin); Caili O'Doherty (piano); Spencer Stewart (bass); Isaac Haselkorn (drums); and Segio Martinez (percussion). The Red Ensemble features: Edmar Colon and Tom Wilson (tenor saxophone); Clay Lyons (alto saxophone); Roberto Giaquinto (drums); Zach Brown (bass); Sharik Hasan (piano); Sofia Rubino (voice); and Joseph Manzoli (guitar).
Panamanian master percussionist Ricaurte Villareal and the Tambores de Panama will also join the students and faculty for this event and resume the teachings and musical collaboration initiated at the Panama Jazz Festival 2012.