Global Groove

By Jason Camelio, Director of International Programs

Music is a gift that many in the Berklee community continually seek to share and from which we draw inspiration. We do so through the simple acts, such as saying, "Hey, check out this artist," by working with young musicians as educators, or by getting onstage with a group of inspired artists to perform for a receptive audience.

Sometimes we share this gift by supporting one another and by taking a seat in the audience ourselves. The giving and taking of music is like a naturally replenishing resource. Below are a few snapshots that chronicle how members of the Berklee community have been sharing music around the world.

Assistant Vice President for International Programs Greg Badolato (left) and Berklee alumnus and festival producer Joey Sala present violinist Paola Maria Vazquez with a full-tuition scholarship to Berklee during the Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival 2011.   Berklee's International Programs staff presented a series of lectures and workshops at the Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival 2011. Professor Jim Kelly (guitar) and staff member Jim Odgren (saxophone) joined a student ensemble onstage for the final concert of the program.   From the left: Trombonist Jason Camelio, saxophonist Jim Odgren, bassist Rodrigo Tenjo '05 of Escuela de Música Moderna, Audio y Technologia in Bogotá, Colombia, drummer Kilian Heitzler from the International Music College Freiburg, and Larry Baione, chair of Berklee's of Guitar Department played at a jam session during BIN Faculty Development Week.
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Berklee's Vice President for Global Initiatives Guillermo Cisneros addresses the 2011 Berklee International Network (BIN) Faculty Development Week attendees at the opening ceremony at the Boston campus.   Students at the South Island School in Hong Kong pose with saxophonist Callum MacKenzie '11, drummer Nate Wong '11, and guitarist Lee Dynes '12 and after their group the Jazz Tellers presented a clinic. The group's recent tour began in the United States and ended in Shenzhen, China. Visit    
Sam Skau   Photo suplied by the Jazz Tellers