For this Amazing Symposium on jazz composition and the future of jazz Berklee invited a bunch of fantastic people: Geri Allen, Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, Vijay Iyer, Tania Leon, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Shamie Royston, Patrice Rushen, Maria Schneider, Magan Stable and Don Was.
See here the program. I went to as many events as I could between my normal classes and it was an amazing experience. It was great to see Maria Schneider work with us and talk about her music, hear the forum about the future of jazz and business, to meet Terence Blanchard and work privately with him on some of my compositions, to have diner with some of those people. What a blessing and … just too much to tell… simply put; the whole week was amazing!