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Global Jazz Students Inhabit the Wonderful World of Garzone

October 7, 2019

The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors, led by faculty saxophonist George Garzone, had no trouble making themselves heard at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

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Jazz Virtuosos on the Art of Self-Editing

October 3, 2019

Saxophonist David Liebman and pianist Kris Davis offered advice to students on endings, editing, and the space between the notes. 

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George Garzone to Lead Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors at Cafe 939

September 24, 2019

The concert on October 7 will be streamed live and broadcast by New York’s WBGO as part of the eighth season of the Checkout—Live at Berklee.

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop Returns to Newport Jazz Festival

July 23, 2019

The program features master classes, ensemble rehearsals, and final performances on the Newport Jazz Festival stage.

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Boston Concert Reviews: BGJI 10th Anniversary Concert

April 25, 2019

Read a review of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute 10th anniversary show.

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Album art from the BGJI tenth anniversary playlist

A 'Global Passport': 10 Years of the BGJI

April 1, 2019

Alumni of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) reflect on what the institute means to them.

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Luciana Souza to Perform with the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors

February 20, 2019

The Grammy-winning vocalist and alumna will appear with students at Cafe 939 as part of The Checkout—Live at Berklee on March 6.

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Joe Lovano

December 13, 2018

The first recipient of the Gary Burton Chair in Jazz Performance, renowned saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano has been teaching at Berklee since 2001. When the Berklee Global Jazz Institute began, he was thrilled to join the faculty and work with the same group of people consistently. 

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John Patitucci

December 13, 2018

Renowned bassist John Patitucci, one of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute faculty, said of the institute: “It’s the most fun I’ve ever had teaching in my life.”

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George Garzone

December 13, 2018

A Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) artist in residence, saxophonist George Garzone is a member of the Fringe, a jazz trio founded in 1972 that includes bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti, and a member of the Grammy-winning Joe Lovano Nonet.

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Terri Lyne Carrington

December 13, 2018

Grammy-winning jazz drummer and composer Terri Lyne Carrington '83 has taught with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute since it began. Having been a professor at Berklee since 2007 and known [BGJI artistic director] Danilo Pérez for years, Carrington was glad to join the BGJI because, as she says, “I knew that anything he was involved with would be something that I would feel good about, on a creative level and how we look at the issues.”

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BGJI Cofounds International Association to Advance Jazz

October 2, 2018

The Global Association for Interconnective Arts (GAIA) will explore, define, and implement new ways of educating music students.

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Collaborates with Greek Children’s Choir in Athens

July 20, 2018

Kalesma, a humanitarian project to transform children’s lives through music, collaborated with six musicians from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) in Athens, Greece.

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Danilo Pérez; photo by John Abbott

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Wein Scholarships Send 45 Students to Newport Jazz Festival

June 22, 2018

The Berklee Global Jazz Workshop mentors young musicians at the Newport Jazz Festival.

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Danilo Pérez; photo by John Abbott

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Danilo Pérez Wins United States Artists Fellowship and Victoriano Lorenzo Award

January 29, 2018

Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and Berklee educator Danilo Pérez recently received multiple honors: Panama's first Victoriano Lorenzo Award and a United States Artists (USA) Fellowship. Grammy-winning trumpeter, composer, and educator Terence Blanchard, a visiting scholar at Berklee, was also named a USA Fellow.

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Benny Golson plays his saxophone

Jazz Legend Benny Golson Visits with Global Jazz Institute Students

November 21, 2017

Benny Golson retells his musical upbringing in Phillidelphia and reflects on his experiences with such artists as John Coltrane, Art Blakey, and countless others.

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Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors to play the 2017 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

Berklee Musicians to Fill the Bill at 2017 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

October 26, 2017

Several of jazz's leading lights, including many Berklee faculty members, students, and alumni, are slated to perform at the 2017 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, held October 29 and November 1-5.

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Jazz stars come together to salue Fred Taylor in support of a scholarship in his honor at Berklee

Slideshow: Jazz Luminaries Share Stage in Honor of Fred Taylor

September 20, 2017

Several of the leading figures in jazz today came together to pay tribute to Fred Taylor, the beloved impresario who has been at the heart of the Boston music scene, and the jazz scene at large, for more than 50 years.

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Terri Lyne Carrington

Berklee Musicians Stack Killer Newport Jazz Festival Lineup

July 27, 2017

The 2017 Newport Jazz Festival is primed to draw both traditional jazz aficionados and fusion-minded fans, with many well-known and soon-to-be-well-known Berklee alumni, faculty, and students scheduled to perform.

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Puerto Rico Heineken Jazzfest 2017

Dedicated to Danilo Pérez, Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest Features Alumni, Students, and Faculty

May 25, 2017

This year’s Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest was dedicated to Danilo Pérez, the Grammy-winning artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), and featured several Berklee alumni while incorporating opportunities for students.

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