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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Celebrates the Impact of Jazz Era Icons

March 20, 2017

On March 31, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) will present its eighth annual Berklee Global Jazz Summit with a special concert. This year’s summit celebrates the impact of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Ella Fitzgerald in today’s global jazz era.  

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Slideshow: Berklee Women Shine at Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

December 20, 2016

Several Berklee alumni, students, and faculty performed at this year’s Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, which was dedicated to women in the jazz world.

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute students travel to Americas Latino Eco Festival

Students Connect Music and Nature at Americas Latino Eco Festival

December 19, 2016

Berklee Global Jazz Institute students perform and conduct a workshop at the Americas Latino Eco Festival, writing music inspired by species and natural wonders from their home nations.

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Improving Lives through Music with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute

December 16, 2016

Through outreach visits to underserved communities, graduate and undergraduate Berklee Global Jazz Institute students learn not only a high level of musicianship and creativity, but how to direct their talents toward making an immediate and positive impact in people’s lives.

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Jack DeJohnette plays drums.

Jack DeJohnette, Influential Drummer and Mentor, Visits Berklee

December 14, 2016

Grammy-winning drummer, pianist, and composer Jack DeJohnette, who has played alongside Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Bill Evans, among others, and mentored an array of Berklee faculty members, recently participated in a weeklong series of workshops at Berklee.

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Students learn from Marta Roma, Berklee Global Jazz Institute post-graduate intern

From Classrooms to Top Festival Stages, Internships Call Global Jazz Graduates

December 2, 2016

After completing a global jazz–focused master’s degree program, Lee Seung-Ha '15 '16G and Marta Roma '15 '16G teach and work behind the scenes at some of the world’s top jazz festivals.

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Graduates to Attend Thelonious Monk Institute

September 16, 2016

Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) graduates Anthony Fung and Simon Moullier have been accepted into the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA in Los Angeles.

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Students practice at Berklee Global Jazz Workshop at Newport Jazz Festival

High School Students Learn from Masters at Newport Jazz Workshops

August 19, 2016

At the recent Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival, some 40 high school student musicians spent a week learning from their heroes.

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Danilo Pérez, Seung-Ho Jang, Anthony Fung, and Eric Blanquicet on stage at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival

Students Perform at 2016 Newport Jazz Festival

August 19, 2016

At the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival, high school students with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute Newport Jazz Workshop performed on the stage after a week of intensive classes.

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Students Perform at the Kennedy Center with Gary Burton

August 10, 2016

Berklee Global Jazz Institute students presented an evening of jazz and contemporary music at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Terrace Theater alongside Grammy Award-winning vibraphonist Gary Burton ’62.

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The full band plays at the IASJ opening concert.

Berklee Hosts International Jazz Conference

July 28, 2016

Berklee hosted the 26th annual conference of the International Association of Schools of Jazz, June 25-July 1, 2016.

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PODCAST: Anthony Fung

July 26, 2016

Anthony Fung '15, '16G—who will continue his jazz studies at the Thelonious Monk Institute—leads his quintet on this week's featured podcast track.

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Danilo Pérez and the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors to Perform at Newport Jazz Festival

July 25, 2016

The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors will perform at the Newport Jazz Festival on Friday, July 29 with special guests Danilo Pérez and John Patitucci.

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Berklee's Boston Campus Graduates First Group of Master's Students

July 20, 2016

Almost two dozen students from 16 countries earned their Master of Music degrees after spending a year immersed in Berklee’s contemporary performance (global jazz concentration) program.

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Slideshow: Berklee Global Jazz Summit

May 1, 2016

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute presented its seventh annual Berklee Global Jazz Summit, March 29 through April 1.

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Terri Lyne Carrington Honored by Society for American Music

March 28, 2016

Percussion Professor Terri Lyne Carrington is honored by the Society of American Music for her important contributions made over her career.  

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NPR: Jazz Night in America - Danilo Pérez

March 17, 2016

National Public Radio’s Jazz Night in America team came to Panama this past January for the spectacle of the annual Panama Jazz Festival, founded by Berklee alumni Danilo Pérez and Patricia Zarate.

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PODCAST: Danilo Pérez

March 8, 2016

Listen to an interview with Danilo Pérez, pianist, composer, bandleader, and founder of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

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Berklee Summer Program at Newport Jazz Festival Allows Students to Study with Masters

March 7, 2016

Young aspiring musicians will spend five intensive days at the Newport Jazz Festival with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. 

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Miami Herald: Jazz festival Helps put Dominican Republic on World Music Map

January 5, 2016

The Miami Herald International Edition reviews the 19th annual Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, which featured the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

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