• WBGO JAM Live: Berklee Global Jazz Institute

    April 16, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The “Red Ensemble” of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), directed by Marco Pignataro, performed live in the WBGO studios today in the fifth in our series of student performance in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). Listen to audio from this broadcast here. A set list and links to all of our JAM broadcasts are below.

    The ensemble is Sofia Rubino from Estonia on vocals, Clay Lyons from Madison, Wisconsin on alto saxophone, Tom Wilson on soprano saxophone, Edmar Colon from Puerto Rico on tenor saxophone, Sharik Hasan from Bangalore, India on piano, Joseph Manzoli from Toronto, Canada on guitar, Zach Brown from Baltimore, Maryland on bass, and Roberto Giaquinto from Napoli, Italy on drums. The group performed their own compositions, and were interviewed between songs by host Michael Bourne.

    The Berklee Global Jazz Institute's artistic director is pianist and composer Danilo Pérez, and faculty include Terri Lyne Carrington, George Garzone, John Patitucci, and Joe Lovano. These BGJI students will perform two sets with Lovano this evening at New York's Blue Note, at 8:00 and 10:30 p.m.

    Enjoy our festival of student ensembles as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month!

    Berklee Global Jazz Institute Set List

    Momentum (Z. Brown)

    -interview with Marco Pignataro

    Red's Dilemma (S. Hasan)

    -interview with Sharik Hasan

    Walking Across The Atlantic (J. Manzoli)

    -interview with Joseph Manzoli

    Venn Diagram (R. Giaquinto)

    Morning Song (S. Rubina)

    Linda (T. Wilson)

    WBGO JAM Live Broadcasts 2012

    Click to hear the New Jersey City University Art Blakey Combo

    Click to hear the Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble

    Click to hear the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts Quartet

    Click to hear the NYU Wayne Shorter Ensemble

    Click to hear the Berklee Global Jazz Institute

    Click to hear the SUNY Purchase Ornette Coleman Ensemble

    Click to hear the William Paterson Jazz Sextet

    Click to hear the La Guardia High School Senior Jazz Band

    Click to hear the New School Swingers

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