This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Adam Cruz and David Sanchez.
Drummer, composer, and educator Adam Cruz was born in New York City. Cruz leads his own group, is an integral part of renowned pianist Danilo Perez’s trio, and regularly works with artists such as Tom Harrell, the Mingus Big Band, Joey Calderazzo, Chris Potter, Steve Wilson, and Edward Simon. Cruz currently teaches at CCNY and the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.
Grammy Award-winner, saxophonist, composer, and educator David Sanchez was born in Puerto Rico. Sanchez studied at Rutgers University with Kenny Barron, Ted Dunbar, and John Purcell. Sanchez was also part of Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nation Orchestra in 1990 and has recorded with Slide Hampton, Roy Hargrove, Kenny Drew, Danilo Perez, Ben Street, and Adam Cruz, among others.
The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines. 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.