Global Jazz Summit March 26

By
Nick Balkin
March 8, 2012
Danilo Pérez
Terri Lyne Carrington
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo By Phil Farnsworth

Berklee's second Global Jazz Summit features the college's top student talent performing original compositions with a host of acclaimed faculty and visiting artists: Grammy-winning pianist Danilo Pérez; drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, who won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album; Grammy-winning saxophonist and Gary Burton Chair in Jazz Performance Joe Lovano; saxophonists George Garzone, Dave Liebman, and Marco Pignataro; bassist John Patitucci; and guitarist David Gilmore

The concert celebrates the two-year anniversary of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), a unique focused area of study in which students learn from world-renowned artists, perform locally and around the world, and give back through social work and mentoring young musicians. 

This year's summit focuses on global jazz and folkloric music, and features guest percussionist Ricaurte Villareal and the Tambores de Panama, who collaborated with BGJI students and faculty at the 2012 Panama Jazz Festival. The current BGJI class includes students from Israel, Puerto Rico, India, Italy, Spain, Estonia, Canada, and the U.S. 

The Berklee Global Jazz Summit takes place on Monday, March 26, 8:15 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. General admission tickets are $8 in advance; $12 day of show. Purchase tickets at berkleebpc.com, call 617 747-2261, or visit the BPC Box Office. The BPC is wheelchair accessible. 

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute, under the artistic direction of renowned jazz pianist Danilo Pérez, is an interdisciplinary program where some of the world's finest young jazz players explore their musical creativity; explore the social power of music as a tool for the betterment of society; and connect musical creative thinking to the visual arts, including painting and dance.