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Berklee College & Newport Festivals Foundation Announce the Global Jazz Workshop
(Published: August 11, 2015)

Berklee College and the Newport Festivals Foundation™ Announce
the Berklee Global Jazz Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival for 2016

BOSTON, August 11, 2015 -
The Berklee Global Jazz Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival® debuts in 2016 for vocalists and instrumentalists to study with faculty and students from Berklee's Global Jazz Institute. The program will take place at the Salve Regina University campus from July 25 - 29. At week's end, students will perform on the Newport Jazz Festival stage. Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein and the Newport Festivals Foundation™ will provide 30 students with full scholarships to the workshop. Students can apply for the program starting October 1, 2015, at berklee.edu/summer.

The Berklee Global Jazz Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival is designed as an intensive five-day program for students 15 to 18 years old. Each day will feature master classes in improvisation, theory, performance, harmonic analysis, and instrumental instruction. Ensembles will rehearse in the afternoons, and jam sessions and open mics will give students opportunity to collaborate and put new skills to practice in the evenings. Throughout the week, Newport Jazz Festival artists will visit the workshop, listening, critiquing, and sharing their experiences as working musicians.

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute, led by Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Danilo Pérez, is a performance program at Berklee designed to foster creativity and musicianship at the highest level through various musical disciplines, and advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society. In addition to Pérez, its faculty includes John Patitucci, George Garzone, Joe Lovano, and Terri Lyne Carrington.

About Berklee College
Berklee College of Music, a non-profit educational institution, was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For 70 years, the college has evolved to reflect the current state of the music industry, leading the way with baccalaureate studies in performance, music business/management, songwriting, music therapy, film scoring, and more. With a focus on global learning, Berklee in Valencia, a new campus in Spain, is hosting the college's first graduate programs, while Berklee Online serves distance learners worldwide with extension classes and degree-granting programs. The Berklee City Music Network provides after-school programming for underserved teens in 48 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. With a student body representing over 100 countries and alumni and faculty that have won more than 300 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today-and tomorrow.

About Newport Festivals Foundation
The Newport Festivals Foundation™ was founded by George Wein in 2010 to build up and continue the legacies of the famed Newport Jazz Festival® (July 31-August 2,2015) and Newport Folk Festival® (July 24-26, 2015). Under the auspices of the Foundation, the Newport Jazz Festival® presents performers who respect and honor jazz music traditions, and at the same time reflect the changes in today's musical trends. Through the establishment of partnerships with local high schools and colleges/universities, the Foundation will present programs to educate young people about jazz music as presented at the annual festival. The Foundation also will present a Family Concert at Fort Adams on July 29. For more information, please visit www.newportfestivalsfound....

About Salve Regina University
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947, Salve Regina is a private, coeducational university offering a comprehensive and innovative liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition that fosters the development of each student's distinct and individual talents. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the University enrolls more than 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.


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More Information: http://www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org

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Carolyn McClair Public Relations


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