About the BGJI

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.

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Profiles

John Patitucci

The BGJI has given me the opportunity to teach in a broader context.
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Directors

Danilo Pérez

The Grammy Award–winning pianist and composer Danilo Pérez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In just over a decade, his distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz, covering the music of the Americas, folkloric, and world music, has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences.
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Marco Pignataro

Marco Pignataro is a multi-talented saxophonist, composer, educator, and jazz columnist. A native of Bologna, Italy, Pignataro has performed extensively across Europe and the Americas. Pignataro has served as the director of the Jazz and Caribbean Music Department and Jazz Saxophone chair at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.
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"Music teaches you to harmonize life."
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1 week ago

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute is proud of all our alumni. Listen to BGJI alumnus Isaac who has a new song called "The Unknowns Blues!" #BGJI #Berklee

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#WATCH: Adam Cruz discusses odd meters in a clinic presented at #Berklee. The clinic was co-sponsored by the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. #BGJI

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"The Berklee Global Jazz Institute is a creative music institute with a progressive vision to develop the artist of the new millennium." Check out our recently updated website and learn more about the BGJI!www.berklee.edu

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