The importance of Berklee to a young jazz musician

So I was hanging with many of the best young musicians fresh out of high school in America and jamming with Euro guys and gals who where married and literally left loved ones back in Europe for a semester or two to see what could be done for their careers in America.
It was actually at Berklee I met my first UK friends, as in the Midwest I don’t even remember meeting anyone from there. So that was cool for sure because we have this image of British people in the states, and then when we meet “one” in real life we get all giddy every time they speak and ask them if they’ve met the Queen and all this other sad stuff.

That’s Michael Janisch, double bassist and label boss, on the legendary jazz school. Read more about his time at Berklee College of Music, about the pianist he met there, and about the band they joint lead. It’s all here.



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