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Institute Announces Delaware Peer-to-Peer Jazz Education Tour, May 16-22

Weeklong series of events includes two performances open to the public at Keystone Korner in Baltimore on May 22 Washington, DC – With lead funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and United Airlines, the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz will bring its Peer-to-Peer jazz education program to Delaware public schools May 16-20, 2022. […]

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International Jazz Day 2022 Concludes with Spectacular All-Star Global Concert from the United Nations

Concert Calls for Peace and Solidarity Worldwide, Capping Daylong Celebrations in More than 180 Countries New York – With more than 180 countries participating, the International Jazz Day 2022 celebration concluded with a moving All-Star Global Concert reaching millions around the world. Hosted by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, the concert featured artists from all […]

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Institute Set to Bring All-Star HS Jazz Quintet to Milwaukee Public Schools for Peer-to-Peer Tour, May 9-13

Featuring internationally renowned recording artists Sean Jones and Lisa Henry Washington, DC – With lead funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and United Airlines, the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz will bring its Peer-to-Peer jazz education program to Milwaukee public schools May 9-13, 2022. Combining performance with educational information, these “informances” will be […]

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International Jazz Day 2022, April 30th, a Call for Global Peace and Unity

Global Concert from United Nations Headquarters in New York to be hosted by Herbie Hancock, feature Marcus Miller, Gregory Porter, David Sanborn, Hiromi, Pedrito Martínez, Ravi Coltrane, José James, Terri Lyne Carrington, Linda Oh, Shemekia Copeland, Lizz Wright and others Paris and New York––UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock today announced […]

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Watch the U.S. Dept. of Education Informance Hosted by Secretary Cardona

April 19, 2022 Update: Watch the live informance below beginning at 1 pm EDT, presented in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education Washington, DC – The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education will present a peer-to-peer jazz informance on April 19, featuring the Peer-to-Peer Jazz Quintet. Hosted […]

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Watch the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert

The National Endowment for the Arts will honor the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters —Stanley Clarke, Donald Harrison, Jr., Billy Hart, and Cassandra Wilson—and kick off a year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of the program with a concert on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET. Held in collaboration with SFJAZZ at the SFJAZZ Center’s […]

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Remembering Madeleine Albright

The Institute is saddened to learn of the passing of Madeleine Albright, a towering figure in global diplomacy as well as a devoted supporter of jazz and the Institute’s educational mission. Albright was active with the Institute for over 25 years, beginning with her tenure as United States Secretary of State, when she was instrumental […]

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International Jazz Day 2022 Registration Now Open on jazzday.com

Registration is now open for International Jazz Day 2022, with participants invited to add their April 30 events to the official calendar and map on jazzday.com. Registration is a great way for those celebrating International Jazz Day to broadcast their support for the initiative, and to ensure that each participating community is represented as part […]

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College Program Class of 2023 Thrills L.A. Audiences with Monthly Residency at Sam First

The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA has resumed its monthly residency at renowned Los Angeles jazz spot Sam First following a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Class of 2023 recently gave its first evening of performances, consisting of two hourlong sets of creatively arranged standards and original compositions. Regular performances […]

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Guest Instructors Bring Diverse Perspectives, Insights to Institute of Jazz Performance

With schools across the country returning to in-person learning, the Institute’s college program recently welcomed a host of guest instructors back to campus at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to conduct socially distanced master classes and workshops for the Class of 2023. As part of preparing the Institute students to navigate the music […]

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