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Multi-Cutural Inspiration : Giuseppe Paridiso's Median 71 "Metropolitan Sketches"

The Berklee School of Music, a veritable mecca for progressive music education, has transformed Boston into an important, melting pot of musical multi-culturalism. Musicians attend the school to expose themselves to a nurturing environment that provides a talented and often legendary faculty, and the opportunity to play with and measure themselves against talented peers from around the world. The system has proven to be one of the most successful proving grounds for many of the jazz world's most progressive artists.

The Italian born drummer, Giuseppe Paradiso, is a young artist whose second album Metropolitan Sketches will be released on February 12, 2020. He is another product of the Berklee School of Music experience. Classically trained first in Italy at the Conservatory of N. Piccinni in Bari, he expanded his repertoire by attending numerous jazz seminars and music competitions in both Italy and France. He won a four-year scholarship to Berklee and graduated the institution magna cum laude 2011. His trajectory included attending seminars that exposed him to world-class players/educators including Teri Lynne Carrington, Ron Carter, Antonio Sanchez, Peter Erskine, and Elvin Jones to name a few.