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Joe Lovano Receives Berklee Faculty Chair

Berklee College of Music President Lee Eliot Berk announced today that J. Scott Benson, a member of the college’s board of trustees, has made a gift of one million dollars to endow Berklee’s first-ever faculty chair. The chair is named in honor of Berklee Executive Vice President, five-time Grammy-winning vibraphonist, and alumnus Gary Burton ’62. Appointed to the Gary Burton Chair in Jazz Performance is Grammy-nominated saxophonist and fellow alumnus Joe Lovano ’72, who begins his appointment with the Fall 2001 semester.

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