International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day 2021 Concludes with Spectacular All-Star Global Concert Featuring Performances from Cities Across the Globe

BeBop to Hip-Hop

Watch the latest BeBop to Hip-Hop virtual concert, which featured original student-produced works and reached millions around the globe.

The Institute Goes Virtual

Find out how we are helping to support students across the United States and around the world with flexible learning solutions.

Jazz in the Classroom

We bring the greatest living jazz masters to students in public schools across America.

Institute of Jazz Performance

Learn more about the world's leading college-level jazz education program, accepting one class of exceptional musicians every two years.

This is an extraordinary moment in our history. We, the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, are proud to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter global movement for justice and accountability, to root out the systemic racism that has been embedded in American life for centuries. Similar crimes against marginalized people all over the world can no longer be ignored.

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Jazz In The Classroom

The Institute’s worldwide, highly regarded Jazz in the Classroom programs are tailored for elementary, middle, high school, and college students to help them develop an understanding of and appreciation for jazz music. The series strives to share the positive aspects of jazz with young people who would not otherwise have opportunities to learn about this great national treasure.
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Virtual Programs

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute has deployed its industry-leading educational resources and award-winning teaching staff to support virtual learning for students, parents and educators throughout the United States. The Institute continues to work closely with each of its partner schools to offer instruction that safely meets the needs of students, teachers and families.
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International Jazz Day

In 2021, the Institute presented a spectacular Virtual Global Concert in honor of the 10th Anniversary of International Jazz Day. Hosted from United Nations Headquarters in New York by Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas, the show featured dozens of world-renowned jazz masters performing in cities across the globe. We also offered a suite of free education programs that reached hundreds of thousands worldwide.
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Peer to Peer Program

Through the Institute’s Peer-to-Peer Jazz Education Tours, gifted student musicians from twelve public performing arts high schools served by the Institute present weeklong tours for their peers in other cities, performing and teaching alongside our master teaching artists.
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College Program

The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is a tuition-free two-year program that accepts one ensemble of musicians for each class. All of the students receive full scholarships, as well as stipends to cover their monthly living expenses. The students study both individually and as a small group, receiving personal mentoring, ensemble coaching, and lectures on the jazz tradition.
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Math Science & Music

Math, Science & Music is a groundbreaking initiative that uses music as a tool to teach math and science to young people in public schools across the United States and around the world. The program addresses the growing need for students to gain skills and acquire knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects and learn to think creatively.
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