Berklee Global Jazz InstituteThe Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo PĂ©rez as its 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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Witness Matlou

My musical journey has been full of surprises, and a lot of them being meeting great people who’ve helped open doors for me. Especially to higher levels of learning. Looking back where I came from, it looked highly impossible, that a kid who grew up in the townships of Tembisa (Johannesburg- South Africa). Would end up here at Berklee College of Music. Among some of the best your musicians from around the world. Also a college with some of the best teachers in the world.

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