"Music has a social power and can affect communities," Pérez said. "We're encouraging the student to be more active in the world not just as a performer, but also as a citizen. And in the process they learn more about themselves and about humanity, and that will be expressed in their music."
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The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) Jazz Masters Series featuring John Patitucci
Featuring: Sofia Rubino – Voice
Edmar Colon – Tenor
Clay Lyons – Alto
Tom Wilson - Soprano
Joseph Manzoli – Guitar
Sarik Hasan – Piano
Zach Brown – Bass
Roberto Giaquinto - Drums
Featured Jazz Master:John Patitucci - Bass
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is proud to present this series of concerts featuring some of world's most talented emerging artists. Each of these concerts will be dedicated to the music of the Artist in Residence they are working with at that time. Tonight's program will be feature John Patitucci and his music.
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.
Acoustic bassist John Patitucci has performed throughout the world and as a studio musician with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, Astrud and Joao Gilberto, Joao Bosco, and Dori Caymmi. Since 1985, his many recordings with Chick Corea,Aeos Elektric Band and Akoustic Band, his six solo recordings for GRP Records, and his subsequent recordings have put him at the forefront of the jazz world and brought him worldwide acclaim, as well as two Grammy Awards and over fifteen Grammy nominations. Patitucci is professor of jazz studies at the City College of New York and a frequent clinician and guest lecturer at schools around the world. He is currently touring with his trio in support of his latest recording, Remembrance, which features saxophone genius Joe Lovano and drum virtuoso Brian Blade.