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Author: wherron

Back from the Panama Jazz Festival

Hello! I’m back in freezin’ Boston, after an amazing week of warm 85 degree weather, music, culture, art, education and celebration of life in my beloved Republic of Panama. The reason: the announcement of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute at the 7th Annual Panama Jazz Festival 2010. Find some pictures below; if you want to see more visit our Flickr album.

BGJI students perform in Panama

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Panama Canal Zone

I’m writing from the Panama Canal Zone, where the educational portion of¬† the Panama Jazz Festival just took place. My Name is Billy Herron, marketing manager for off-campus projects, and I traveled for Berklee¬† to work from Panama (my country of origin) on the announcement of the first group of students of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), a new initiative by Berklee which consists of a performance program to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with Panamanian pianist and composer Danilo Perez serving as its artistic director.

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