The Berklee Global Jazz Institute is a creative music institute part of Berklee College of Music in Boston USA with a progressive vision to develop the artists of the new millennium.
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) teaches 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, as well as to connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.
The BGJI is designed to help instrumentalists and vocalists with unique talent and wide-ranging musical interests achieve their artistic goals through an experiential and interdisciplinary approach. Developing artists who seeks to evolve to the highest levels.
Service learning is integral to the program. “Our students have been given great musical talent”, says Marco Pignataro, BGJI managing director. “We teach that, as artists, they are responsible to positively affect their communities”. BGJI students give back to the community by working with children, teaching music in local areas as well as in other cities during performance trips to local and international festivals.
The program also provides opportunities to connect creative thinking in music with the restoration of nature. In general, students develop the skills needed to become role models for a new generation of musicians and to inspire leadership in others.
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute trains musicians through artist mentorship and interconnective education. BGJI provides an interdisciplinary music program with three main goals: exploring creativity, advancing the social power of music and connecting music with nature.