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George Garzone with the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors
Fresh off two performances together at the Monterey Jazz Festival, saxophonist George Garzone and the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors will perform The World of Garzone, a program made up of Garzone’s favorite original compositions from his critically acclaimed performing and recording career.
Garzone is a member of The Fringe, a legendary free jazz trio founded in 1972, including bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti, that performs regularly in the Northeastern U.S.. The group has released nine albums. Garzone has released seven records under his own name, and has contributed to over 30 more recordings.
A member of the Grammy-winning Joe Lovano Nonet, George has performed as a member of the Gil Evans Orchestra, Carla Bley Big Band, the Woody Herman Band, and with Medeski, Martin and Wood, to name a few. Garzone has guested in many situations, touring Europe with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and performing with Chick Corea, Danilo Pérez, Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Rachel Z and John Patitucci, among others.
Garzone is well-known as a sought-after jazz educator, and is one of the founding professors of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, under the artistic direction of Danilo Pérez. He has pioneered the triadic chromatic approach and his students have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teodross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates and Danilo Pérez.
The student performers, graduate students from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, are Faris Ishaq on Arabic flute, Matt Stubbs on clarinet, Milena Casado on flugelhorn, Anastassiya Petrova on piano, Noam Tanzer on bass, and Ilya Blazh on drums. Also sitting in will be bassist Nick Isherwood, the 2019 Jimmy Lyons Scholar from Spokane, Washington.
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 founder and 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.
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