Global Jazz Forum: Joe Lovano and Kenny Werner

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Wednesday / February 13, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
United States
Joe Lovano
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Leading jazz tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano ’72 ’98H, and pianist Kenny Werner—the artistic director of the Effortless Mastery Institute—come together in this forum to share expertise with students.

A leading jazz luminary, Joe Lovano is a Grammy-winning saxophonist and Blue Note recording artist who serves as Gary Burton chair in performance with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. Lovano has collaborated with many legendary musicians, including McCoy Tyner ’05H, Hank Jones ’05H, John Scofield ’73 ’97H, Branford Marsalis ’80 ’06H, and Jim Hall ’95H. He has been nominated for 14 Grammys, and won last year’s DownBeat Critics Poll Award for tenor saxophone.

Kenny Werner believes that mastery is available to everyone. An accomplished jazz pianist, he uses his life story and experiences to explore the barriers to creativity and mastery of music. His book Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within is one of the most widely read books on music and improvisation, and has helped thousands of musicians around the world unlock their potential.

Watch Werner, Lovano, and George Garzone perform “Ballad for Trane”:

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.