International Association of Schools of Jazz Opening Night Concert

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Saturday / June 25, 2016 / 8:30 p.m.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee Theater
31 Hemenway Street
United States

The International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) Opening Night Concert, part of the IASJ annual meeting, features Dave Leibman on saxophone, Kenny Werner on piano, John Lockwood on bass, and Bob Gullotti on drums.   

Dave Liebman is the founder and artistic director of the International Schools of Jazz. He is considered a renaissance man in contemporary music, playing with masters Miles Davis, Chick Corea, McCoy Tiner, and others. Liebman has recorded as leader in styles ranging from classical to rock to free jazz. During his nearly 50-year career, he has performed on over 500 recordings with over 200 as leader/coleader, featuring several hundred original compostitions.  

A world-class pianist and composer, Kenny Werner '73 is the artistic director of Berklee's Effortless Mastery Institute (EMI). The EMI is a program that helps students develop and maintain healthy performance practices. Werner is the author of Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within. It is one of the most widely read books on music and improvisation, and a source of inspiration for thousands of musicians.

John Lockwood is a well-known acoustic and electric bassist. He has toured throughout the United States and Europe with Gary Burton, Joe Henderson, the Fringe, and many others. He has also performed with the Boston Pops, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Symphony, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, and Woody Shaw, to name only a few.

Bob Gullotti '72 is a professor in the Percussion Department at Berklee. He has played drums professionally since the age of 15 and entered Berklee at the age of 17. He is one of the founding members of the Fringe with George Garzone and John Lockwood. The Fringe started in Gullotti's senior year at Berklee and is still going strong. He has toured with Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, Eddie Henderson, and JJ Johnson.

This event is presented by the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and the Professional Performance Division.

For more information on the 2016 IASJ annual meeting, please visit the IASJ website. To prepare for your visit, save time, and learn about other events happening this week, visit the Berklee IASJ welcome page.