Beginning with the fall 2016 class, all 20 students accepted into Berklee College of Music’s master of music in contemporary performance (global jazz concentration) program will be awarded full-tuition grants.
Students from the BGJI shared the stage with artists such as Danilo Pérez, Brian Blade, John Patitucci, Miguel Zenón, and Jane Bunnett.
Students from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and Berklee’s music therapy program will travel to Panama City, Panama, to work with the Danilo Pérez Foundation and other local organizations, August 17 - 21.
The BGJI performed for local students and hosted workshops in Newport, Rhode Island, to fulfill its mission of using jazz to build communities, provide mentorship, and live up to its mantra of “with talent comes responsibility.”
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute doesn’t simply turn out talented musicians, it develops musical ambassadors, unique players with enough compassion and practical knowledge to understand that the music they play can transform lives and better the global community.
In a TwinCities.com article published this past April, reporter Dan Emerson reviewed a performance by Danilo Perez, artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.
The connection between Danilo Pérez and Biomuseo has grown like the structure itself, forged from the fabric of Panama and tempered by the desire to reconnect people with the natural world.
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) presents its fifth annual BGJI Summit on March 31, at the Berklee Performance Center. This year’s summit is hosted by Joe Lovano, Gary Burton Jazz Chair at Berklee, and will honor longtime faculty member Joanne Brackeen in celebration of her receiving the BNY Mellon Jazz 2014 Living Legacy Award.
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute is a diverse group of musicians from across the globe that encourage one another to wield one's own unique sonic vocabulary and, often, instruments that are unusual to the jazz genre.
The New York Times details Danilo Pérez's efforts to promote jazz in his home country of Panama.
DownBeat reports on the BGJI's collaboration with the 2014 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival.
Artistic director Danilo Pérez will be named cultural ambassador to the Republic of Panama.
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute visited Africa this past March. There, they visited Cameroon and Gabon. During the trip, the group visited orphanages, music schools, and universities, and performed with local musicians.
With talent comes responsibility. That's the message the Berklee Global Jazz Institute delivers as it travels around the world—including a recent visit to Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain—performing, collaborating, volunteering, and effecting social change.
Berklee's Global Jazz Forum, taught by Danilo Pérez, was one of 10 college classes featured by the New York Times as "courses that are not just a credit but an event."