Berklee Students Bring Music Therapy and Jazz Workshops to Panama (via JazzCorner)

Full title: “Berklee Students Bring Music Therapy and Jazz Workshops to Panama and Perform with Wayne Shorter (via JazzCorner)”

Danilo Pérez, president of the Danilo Pérez Foundation and artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), and Patricia Zarate, executive director of Panama Jazz Productions and founder of the Latin American Music Therapy Symposium, are bringing students from the BGJI and Berklee’s music therapy program to Panama City, Panama, to work with the Foundation and other local organizations, August 17 – 21. Through a series of workshops, clinics and music therapy services, the students aim to empower the community to build sustainable music therapy programs at cancer centers, children’s hospitals, and nursing homes.

At the same time, the students will have the opportunity to learn from and perform with legendary jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Shorter, who is in Panama City recording material for his next album, will hold a private meeting with the music therapy students, lead an open clinic at the Foundation, and perform with the BGJI students at Danilo’s Jazz Club.

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