Newport Jazz Festival: Berklee Global Jazz Live
Airs Tuesday, April 23 at 9 p.m. Boston's esteemed Berklee College of Music, just up the road from Newport, has produced top jazz musicians for decades. Driven by the leadership of Panamanian pianist Danilo Pérez, the school has expanded its jazz vision internationally, developing an initiative to recruit from and bring on tour around the world. Berklee's current Global Jazz Ambassadors are joined here by professional musician Adam Cruz, whose shimmering 2011 debut album Milestone showed off his talent both in front of the band and behind the drum kit.
Personnel Matthew Halpin, tenor saxophone Alex Hargreaves, violin Lihi Haruvi, alto saxophone Christian Li, piano Spencer Stewart, bass Adam Cruz, drums This concert is made possible by NPR Music and was recorded at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.