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Joseph Lovano is a Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer, and arranger. Lovano was named Jazz Artist of the Year in both 1995 and 1996 by DownBeat magazine, and scored a prestigious trifecta in 1998: Musician of the Year, Improviser of the Year, and Best Tenor Saxophonist in the New York Jazz Awards. He also topped both the Down Beat readers and critics polls as Tenor Player of the Year in 2000.

Lovano attended the Berklee College of Music in the early 1970s and received an honorary doctor of music degree from the college in 1998. In the fall of 2001 he began a prestigious teaching residency in the Berklee Ensemble Department, known as the Gary Burton Chair in Jazz Performance. Since joining the Berklee faculty, the Blue Note artist has released eight albums as a leader and appeared on dozens of other recordings.

He will perform at the XVIII Dominican Republic Jazz Festival as a Special Guest with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute on Friday, November 7 in Sosua, and on Saturday, November 8 in Cabarete with Joe Lovano’ s Quartet. Both concerts are free, VIP tickets are available with proceeds benefiting FEDUJAZZ. Call 809.531.3880 for ticket details.