The Berklee Global Jazz Institute is an honors performance program run by Danilo Perez. Isaac Haselkorn, a graduating drummer for the group writes about his experience at International Jazz Day in Paris.
When rumors first came out that our ensemble would be going to Paris to play at International Jazz Day, we couldn’t believe it. We had just finished a series of concerts and a clinic in Monterey California as Berklee’s representatives to the Next Generation Jazz Festival.
We arrived in Paris at 8 AM on Wednesday morning, dead tired. Determined to seize the day, we resolved to do all the appropriately touristy things, given that we wouldn’t have another long block of time to do so.