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Monday, February 08, 2010


Braintree —
Berklee College of Music has announced that a Braintree student, Paulo Stagnaro, was chosen as an inaugural member for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), a unique center at the college designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines. World-renowned pianist Danilo Perez serves as its artistic director.

Students may pursue a performance degree, diploma, or two-year certificate through the BGJI.

Stagnaro is a percussionist and composer who has performed with Paquito D'Rivera, Gloria Estefan, Greg Hopkins, Israel “Cachao” Lopez, Marcus Miller, Danilo Perez, Mark Turner, Diego Urcola, and others.

In 2008, Stagnaro’s band La Timbistica won the DownBeat Student Music Award.

Stagnaro has played at prominent festivals and venues across the globe, including the Newport Jazz Festival, the BeanTown Jazz Festival, IAJE, the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the Kimmel Center, and the Blue Note Jazz Club.

BGJI has three main goals: to provide an interdisciplinary music program where students may explore their creativity to the highest level; explore the social power of music as a tool for the betterment of society; and connect musical creative thinking with the restoration of nature.

The 14 BGJI students were chosen in mid-November and details of the program were officially announced on Jan. 13 at the Panama Jazz Festival’s Gala Night.

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