The Berklee Global Jazz Institute is proud to present this series of concerts featuring some of the world's most talented emerging artists. Each of these concerts will be dedicated to the music of the BGJI faculty and artists in residence. Tonight's program will feature Joe Lovano and his music.
A night of great music by Harmony faculty Jeff Claassen and Jazz Composition faculty Ayn Inserto performed by the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra as well as more intimate settings. There will be new original compositions as well as unusual arrangements of other tunes exploring new areas of their writing. Claassen will be incorporating some of the stylized techniques and sounds of Duke Ellington into his own original compositions and arrangements as he has been inspired and interested in his compositional techniques and tone colors. Inserto will be writing music in shorter formats, more focused on orchestration/instrumentation, including woodwinds, various mutes, and doublings. Both will also contribute pieces that are in their signature styles. This promises to be a night of exciting new music guaranteed to entertain. Other faculty members such as Allan Chase will also be featured in the ensemble.
The EPD Senior Showcase presents the senior projects form Electronic Production and Design students. The projects include: video game and visual media sound design, electronic and computer music, new music software, and new and innovative music controllers.
Ripe formed in September of 2011 after many late night jams between a few friends seemed to make everyone around them sing, dance, and laugh. Kevin, Sam, Tory, and Robbie are a unique group of musicians whose "funkifized" mix of melodic grooves and catchy melodies started to gain attention from their local community in Boston. While currently in the studio recording a new EP, they warmly welcome you to join in on the fun at their regular bar and club gigs. If you’re going to join the Ripe family, get up, get loose, and get ready to party.
The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors, joined by special guest drummer Adam Cruz, will perform on the main stage of the Newport Jazz festival.
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