Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

Berklee Global Jazz Institute to Celebrate 10th Anniversary


The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), under the artistic direction of founder and Grammy-winning pianist and composer Danilo P rez, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a concert featuring students and professors from around the world. The Berklee Global Jazz Institute 10th Anniversary Concert on Wednesday, April 3, at the Berklee Performance Center, exemplifies the institute's goal of advancing significant intercultural dialogues through music, collaboration, and outreach. Tickets $10 in advance and $15 day of show.

The BGJI is the first program of its kind to advance a vision for the artist of the new millennium. Its ambassadors develop new sounds and music for the betterment of society, including cultural concerns and social issues. The institute combines creative music, interconnected learning, social work, and ecology to foster common tones.

Wayne Shorter told me to write and play music the way you want the world to be like, said P rez. And Dizzy Gillespie taught me that we can create a cultural passport through music in order to bring people together. This is part of the institutes philosophy.

The concert will feature BGJI faculty Joe Lovano, Terri Lyne Carrington, Tia Fuller, George Garzone, and Ben Street. Alumni from Iraq, Israel, Greece, Korea, Palestine, Puerto Rico, Canada, and South Africa, together with Marco Pignataro, managing director for the BGJI, will join students from the current masters and undergraduate degree programs.

P rez defines global jazz as music that advances the mission of creating positive intercultural dialogues throughout the world while redirecting humanity in a positive direction. The movement is inclusive and welcoming of different nationalities, indigenous instruments, and folkloric music. It creates a common language and promotes music as a virtual bridge between people and cultures.

Over the past decade, BGJI faculty and students have performed more than 800 concerts at clubs and festivals in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and across the U.S. The BGJI has been covered in The New York Times, DownBeat, and NPR, and the State Department awarded the institute federal grants to visit Africa. Students in the program also perform at facilities in Boston for elderly patients.

In 2018, the BGJI convened five prestigious music programs to form a new international organization for preparing young musicians to become jazz ambassadors in and beyond their communities. The Global Association for Interconnective Arts (GAIA)-comprising the BGJI, the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music at the New School, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, the Conservatoire National Sup rieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, and Siena Jazz Academy-explores, defines, and implements new ways of educating music students.


Related categories:


Related Reading

BGJI Cofounds International Association to Advance Jazz The Global Association for Interconnective Arts (GAIA) will explore, define, and implement new ways of educating music students.

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

Wein Scholarships Send 45 Students to Newport Jazz Festival The Berklee Global Jazz Workshop mentors young musicians at the Newport Jazz Festival.

More from Berklee Now

Most Popular

How Will Cady Used Modal Interchange to Get Ahead in Business The head of brand strategy at Reddit talks about how music gave him a competitive edge far beyond the stage.


Berklee Global Jazz Institute to Celebrate 10th Anniversary Led by Danilo P rez, the institute has created opportunities for students to perform near and far.

BirnCORE Live Presents Nick Hakim The alumnus, singer-songwriter, and producer will perform at the BIRN's spring event at the Red Room at Cafe 939 on April 19.

Main Image.jpg

Image courtesy of the family of Carla Whitney Nelson

Remembering Carla Whitney Nelson Throughout her long battle with cancer, the 24-year-old producer, singer-songwriter, and visual artist never stopped creating, and continued to document her powerful story.

Read All

Subscribe The latest sounds, stories, and ideas, sent to your inbox weekly.

Berklee Blogs







See more stories from berklee

Most recent headlines


AVIWEST at the 2019 NAB Show

At the 2019 NAB Show, AVIWEST will demonstrate the latest innovations in live video contribution and distribution technology. Using AVIWEST s advanced video con...


Fincons Group and AP to present Business Transformation project

Fincons Group, a leading IT business consultancy, and The Associated Press will present their new flexible distribution platform at the NAB Show 2019. Working ...


PlayBox Neo to Demonstrate Media Cloud for Any Scale with US launch of Cloud2TV

PlayBox Neo ( will demonstrate the latest enhancements to its Channel in a Box range of modular channel branding and playout products during ...


IMT Vislink to Present Paper on High-Speed Content Capture for Maximum Slow-Motion Impact with Grass Valley and NEP at NAB 2019

IMT Vislink will present its joint paper with Grass Valley and NEP at a Broadcas...


Now Live: Red Giant Announces Magic Bullet Suite 24-Hour Flash Sale

Red Giant just announced a flash sale for Magic Bullet Suite, its widely-used color correction, finishing and film looks tools for filmmakers. For the next 24 h...


Testronic Opens Latin America Office

Testronic, the leading international quality assurance (QA) and testing facility that ensures film, TV and games perform on every device and O/S, today opens a ...


Netflix teases the return of Stranger Things with new trailer [video]

Stranger Things will be returning to the screens of Netflix SA subscribers on 4 July we learned on the release of the trailer for the latest season of the nosta...


Watch: Homeless man directs traffic after load shedding strikes [video]

Load-shedding can be frustrating all round, even on the roads, but not on the watch of one homeless man who decided to assume the duties of a traffic officer at...


PBS Appoints Rebecca Reed as Vice President, Business Affairs

ARLINGTON, VA; March 19, 2019 - PBS today named Rebecca ( Becky ) Reed as Vice President, Business Affairs. She will report to Perry Simon, PBS Chief Programmin...


Roper Technologies To Acquire Foundry

LONDON - Foundry has announced that it will be acquired by Roper Technologies, Inc., a diversified technology company and a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune ...


Nine in ten European TV execs call for change in advertising metrics

Report conducted by Adobe Advertising Cloud, Sky, TV Beat and Alphonso Jenny Priestley 4 hours ago Report conducted by Adobe Advertising Cloud, Sky, TV B...


Young gamers watch more online video gaming than TV sport

Gamers play more than seven hours of video games each week Dan Meier 3 hours ago Gamers play more than seven hours of video games each week target=_bla...


Panasonic launches world's first commercial deployment of HbbTV Operator App

App enables an operator-specific user experience on a TV set without the need for additional hardware Jenny Priestley 4 hours ago App enables an operator...


Counterfeit Shure products discovered in Chinese factory raid

Shure is pursuing legal action against Enping Soundpu Electronics Equipment Dan Meier 4 hours ago Shure is pursuing legal action against Enping Soundpu ...


Disney is no Netflix' despite Fox acquisition

TVBEurope talks to analyst Alice Enders as the mega-deal finally closes Jenny Priestley 5 hours ago TVBEurope talks to analyst Alice Enders as the mega-d...


Blackmagic Design Wins and nbsp;Three iF Design Awards 2019

Blackmagic Design today announced that it has won three gold award wins at this year's prestigious iF Design Awards from the International Forum Design GmbH...


Videon Products at the 2019 NAB Show

Videon will showcase its latest innovations in live streaming solutions for both the broadcast and event streaming markets. The company will highlight two innov...


FIA World Rally Championship Expands Coverage Capabilities Using LiveU HEVC Technologies Across 10 Events in 2019

Following on from a very successful test of LiveU's technology at the ADAC R...



Anevia, a leading provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, has announced tha...


ATEME Kyrion Powers Casablanca Online Live Sport Offering

ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT, announced today that Casablanca Online, a leading Brazilian live...


JVC ProHD Studio 4000S Anchors New Broadcast Production Flypacks for World TeamTennis

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announce...


Studio Technologies Introduces Model 348 Intercom Station at NAB 2019

Studio Technologies, manufacturer of high-quality audio, video, and fiber-optic solutions, will showcase a number of new products targeted for broadcast and rel...


IPV and FileCatalyst form technical partnership to enable enhanced remote asset management

Media technology specialist IPV and FileCatalyst, the pioneer in managed file tr...


ARRI Wireless Video System an on-set favorite

The ARRI Wireless Video System (WVS) forms one element of ARRI's complete Electronic Control System, itself part of the company's Pro Camera Accessories...


SSL launch their most affordable mixer ever...

...and SOS readers can find out all about it in our detailed review tomorrow! SSLs newly announced SiX compact mixer. Into podcasting? Fancy using an SSL to ...


Shadowboxing with Good Charlotte

Shadowboxing with Good Charlotte posted: 19/03/2019 London, UK based lighting and video rental specialist Colour Sound Experiment supplied lighting equipm...


Robe gets traditional for No Modrijanov 2018

Robe gets traditional for No Modrijanov 2018 posted: 19/03/2019 Nearly 300 Robe moving lights were utilized by lighting designer iga Krajnc for the 2018...


Tektronix Showcasing Complete Suite of HDR Video Workflow Solutions at NAB2019

Tektronix Showcasing Complete Suite of HDR Video Workflow Solutions at NAB2019 posted: 20/03/2019 Industry-leading PRISM, Aurora and Sentry media producti...


James Ransome Joins Ross Video as UK Regional Sales Manager

James Ransome Joins Ross Video as UK Regional Sales Manager posted: 20/03/2019 Ross Video is pleased to announce that James Ransome has joined the EMEA Sa...


RIVAGE PM7 Raises The Bar For Norway's Live Production Market

RIVAGE PM7 Raises The Bar For Norway's Live Production Market posted: 20/03/2019 Yamaha ScandiHarald Hole on a recent European tour with Sol Heilo of ...


Mobile Viewpoint launches new suite of cellular video uplink solutions at NAB2019

Mobile Viewpoint launches new suite of cellular video uplink solutions at NAB201...


James Ransome Joins Ross Video as UK Regional Sales Manager

Ottawa, Canada, 20th March 2019 - Ross Video is pleased to announce that James Ransome has joined the EMEA Sales team, taking the role of Regional Sales Manager...


James Corden to Host Tonys on CBS

James Corden, host of The Late Late Show on CBS, will host the Tony Awards June 9. The event happens at Radio City Music Hall in New York. CBS airs the ceremony...


AR portal takes you inside a Rembrandt masterpiece

A new Android and iOS app has been created by Amsterdam-based design studio CapitolaVR which creates an AR portal to take users on a journey through the creatio...


China factory raid seizes counterfeit pro-audio...

Photo credit: Shutterstock Fake Shure, Sennheiser, Yamaha and Harman audio products were seized in a police raid on a Chinese factory manufacturing the knock-...


Promethean launches installation certification...

Technology provider, Promethean, has launched an interactive flat panel display (IFPD) installation certification programme for channel partners. The programm...


Avocor expands market presence with Lenovo deal

Dana Corey, GM of Avocor Collaboration display manufacturer Avocor announced an alliance with Lenovo at Enterprise Connect in Orlando, USA this week. The dea...


Vega adds Thailand and Bulgaria to growing global...

AV/IT integrator Vega Global has acquired business permits in Thailand and Bulgaria to expand its presence in Asia and Europe. At a country managers strategy ...


Full worm supermoon: Start time and weather forecast for Thursday 21 March

Get ready, folks. We'll be able to see the full worm supermoon during the early Thursday morning hours, and it will be the last we get to see this year. P...


Kolpak rebel Olivier could be an England player by 2022

Former Proteas fast bowler Duanne Olivier has declared his intention to qualify to play international cricket for England. Under pressure to rush Sussex's ...


Davies warned that 'devastating' Copyright Amendment Bill could cost SA jobs

20 March, 2019 - 08:02 A coalition of artists, writers and publishers has wr...


HBO Orders More High Maintenance'

Christine Elmo, Ben Sinclair. photo: David Russell HBO has renewed comedy High Maintenance for season four, days after season three wrapped. Katja Blichfeld a...


Maureen FitzPatrick Named Executive Producer of Access, Access Live

Maureen FitzPatrick has been named executive producer of NBCUniversal's Access and Access Live, said Tracie Wilson, executive VP, creative affairs, NBCUnive...


Syndication Ratings: Wendy Williams Jumps With Hosts Return

Wendy Williams Debmar-Mercury's Wendy Williams was talk's biggest mover in the week ended March 10. Williams returned to her eponymous show on Monday, ...


Ann Currys Live Chasing the Cure Debuts on TNT/TBS in July

Chasing the Cure, a live medical series from Ann Curry, premieres on TNT and TBS July 25. TNT and Lionsgate Television are producing the series, which includes ...


Women Produce Music (WPM) launch !N_K o L //\\ B

A new composer producer collaboration series featuring electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani. Place / Event > Concert Video of !N_K o L //\\ B (Official Vid...


Bulls, Duke Baseball to Donate to Boys and Girls Clubs

Ticket Proceeds From Duke Baseball Game to Benefit Non-Profit in Aftermath of Theft In response to over $7,000 worth of bus parts being stolen from the Boys & ...


Powerball and Powerball Plus results for Tuesday, 19 March 2019

It's Tuesday night and that can only mean one thing; cash dollar bills (not really) are ready to be won in the Powerball draw. Powerball and Powerball Plus...


Free daily horoscope, celeb gossip and lucky numbers for 20 March, 2019

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Holly Hunter, Spike Lee, Carl Reiner, Bobby Orr, Christy Carlson Romano, Jane March, Hal Linden. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Plane...