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BGJI Forum Featuring John Patitucci and Joe Lovano

Wednesday / May 3, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features John Patitucci and Joe Lovano. 

Two-time Grammy Award-winning bassist John Patitucci has performed throughout the world and as a studio musician with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Pat Metheny, and Wynton Marsalis, among others. He is currently a visiting scholar at Berklee, teaching in both the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and the Bass Department. 

Grammy-­winning saxophonist, composer, and arranger Lovano attended Berklee in the early 1970s and received an honorary doctor of music degree from the college in 1998. He has collaborated with many legendary musicians, including McCoy Tyner, Hank Jones, Joshua Redman, Bill Frisell, Branford Marsalis, Jim Hall, and Paul Motian. 

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. 

Admission: 
Free

BGJI Concert Series and Jam Sessions

Tuesday / May 2, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) will feature an original repertoire as well as arranged standards in this concert. 

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. 

Admission: 
Free

BGJI Forum Featuring Joe Lovano and Kenny Werner

Wednesday / April 26, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Joe Lovano and Kenny Werner. 

Grammy-­winning saxophonist, composer, and arranger Lovano attended Berklee in the early 1970s and received an honorary doctor of music degree from the college in 1998. He has collaborated with many legendary musicians, including McCoy Tyner, Hank Jones, Joshua Redman, Bill Frisell, Branford Marsalis, Jim Hall, and Paul Motian. 

Kenny Werner has been a world-­class pianist and composer for more than 40 years. In 1996 he wrote his landmark book, Effortless Mastery, Liberating the Master Musician Within. He currently teaches at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and Effortless Mastery Institute. Werner earned the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship Award and the National Endowment for the Arts in ’85, ’87, ’93, and ’95. 

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. 

Admission: 
Free

BGJI Forum Featuring Danilo Pérez and George Garzone

Wednesday / April 19, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Danilo Pérez and George Garzone. 

Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Danilo Pérez was born in Panama in 1965, went to Berklee in the 1980s and has led his own groups since the early 1990s. In addition to his role as artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Pérez serves as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, a cultural ambassador for Panama, and as artistic director of the Panama Jazz Festival.

Saxophonist George Garzone is a member of the Fringe, a jazz trio founded in 1972 that includes bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti. A veteran jazzman, Garzone has appeared on more than 20 recordings. Students of his have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates, and Danilo Pérez, to name a few. 

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. 

 

Admission: 
Free

BGJI Forum Featuring Terri Lyne Carrington and Dave Liebman

Wednesday / April 12, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Terri Lyne Carrington and Dave Liebman.

Terri Lyne Carrington is a multiple Grammy Award–winning drummer, composer, and producer. After more than 20 years touring with such musicians as Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, and Cassandra Wilson, she recently returned to her hometown, where she was appointed Zildjian Chair in Performance at Berklee's Global Jazz Institute. 

Saxophonist, composer, and educator Dave Liebman has been featured on nearly 350 recordings and has published several hundred original compositions. He is the founder and artistic director of the International Association of Schools of Jazz.  In 2011, Liebman received the National Endowment for the Arts Masters of Jazz Award, the highest honor for jazz given by the United States government. 

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. 

Admission: 
Free

BGJI Forum Featuring Terri Lyne Carrington and John Patitucci

Wednesday / April 5, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Terri Lyne Carrington and John Patitucci. 

Terri Lyne Carrington is a multiple Grammy Award–winning drummer, composer, and producer. After more than 20 years touring with such musicians as Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, and Cassandra Wilson, she recently returned to her hometown, where she was appointed Zildjian Chair in Performance at Berklee's Global Jazz Institute. 

Two-time Grammy Award-winning bassist John Patitucci has performed throughout the world and as a studio musician with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Pat Metheny, and many others. He is currently a visiting scholar at Berklee, teaching in both the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and the Bass Department. 

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. 

Admission: 
Free

BGJI Concert Series and Jam Sessions

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) will feature an original repertoire as well as arranged standards in this concert. 

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. 

Admission: 
Free

BGJI Forum Featuring Danilo Pérez and Ben Street

Wednesday / March 29, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Danilo Pérez and Ben Street. 

Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Danilo Pérez was born in Panama in 1965, went to Berklee in the 1980s, and has led his own groups since the early 1990s. In addition to his role as artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Pérez serves as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, a cultural ambassador for Panama, and as artistic director of the Panama Jazz Festival.

Ben Street studied at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston with Miroslav Vitous and Dave Holland before moving to New York in 1991. He has performed and toured with Danilo Pérez, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lee Konitz, David Sanchez, and James Moody, among many 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. 

Admission: 
Free

Danilo Pérez Workshop

Tuesday / March 28, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Danilo Pérez

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) workshop features its artistic director, pianist and composer Danilo Pérez.

Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Danilo Pérez was born in Panama in 1965, went to Berklee in the 1980s, and has led his own groups since the early 1990s. In addition to his role as artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Pérez serves as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, a cultural ambassador for Panama, and as artistic director of the Panama Jazz Festival.

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. 

Admission: 
Free

BGJI Forum Featuring Adam Cruz and David Sanchez

Wednesday / March 15, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

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. 

Admission: 
Free

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