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Giving Tuesday is December 1

UPDATE: Thanks to a generous contribution from a member of the Institute’s Board of Trustees, the first $50,000 in gifts received for Giving Tuesday will be matched. Make your gift count double today! As 2020 draws to a close, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in honor of Giving Tuesday (December 1, 2020). Your gift […]

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Institute Chairman Herbie Hancock takes part in UCLA Arts virtual discussion: “What Is Hope?”

Institute Chairman and 14-time Grammy and Oscar-winning pianist, composer and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue Herbie Hancock will take part in a virtual discussion to explore the question “What Is Hope?” on Monday, Nov. 2 as part of the 10 Questions interdisciplinary course and public event series conducted by the UCLA School of the Arts and […]

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Institute begins 2020 fall semester with strong slate of virtual programming

The Institute is continuing its virtual jazz education programming in the 2020-2021 school year to support public school students across America. As schools restart instruction amid the ongoing pandemic, core programs such as Jazz in the Classroom and the National Performing Arts High Schools initiative are being offered fully online to all participants. Institute teaching artists have begun regular […]

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Watch the 2020 BeBop to Hip-Hop Summer Program Virtual Concert

As part of this summer’s free virtual BeBop to Hip-Hop program, offered in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a hundred students from across the country and around the world collaborated virtually on original projects over the course of 10-weeks while taking part in regular online masterclasses. Watch the culminating presentation featuring debut performances, artist shoutouts, session […]

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GRAMMY Award-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington serves as BeBop to Hip-Hop 2020 guest artist

Renowned jazz drummer, composer, bandleader and educator Terri Lyne Carrington will serve as guest artist for the July 16 installment of the Institute’s BeBop to Hip-Hop online summer program. Carrington will bring to bear her unparalleled experience bridging jazz and numerous other genres, including hip-hop, providing constructive feedback on students’ original musical creations and sharing her insight from more than […]

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Announcing two free ways to learn about jazz this summer

The Institute is pleased to announce two free summer jazz programs to help students across the United States and around the world engage in new ways with jazz, its rich history and its legacy of diversity and innovation. Starting June 22 with Jazz in America, Institute Vice President for Education and Curriculum Development Dr. JB Dyas […]

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Advisory Board member Quincy Jones’ Qwest TV to make Educational Platform available to schools for free

The Institute welcomes the recent announcement by leading jazz streaming channel Qwest TV that it will make its entire catalogue of educational videos available for free to schools and universities worldwide.  Founded by longtime Institute Advisory Board member Quincy Jones, Qwest TV is the world’s first subscription video-on-demand source for jazz and related musical content. […]

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Herbie Hancock Institute Unveils Virtual Summer Slate of Free Music Education Programs for Students

Offerings include Jazz in America, BeBop to Hip-Hop, Jazz in the Classroom and Performing Arts High Schools Program WASHINGTON, DC – The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz has unveiled an ambitious slate of live, online educational programs and webinars to take place this summer for elementary, middle and high school students from across the country and […]

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The Institute goes virtual in response to COVID-19

With schools across the country closed indefinitely and state and local governments encouraging self-isolation and shelter-in-place strategies, the Institute is deploying its industry-leading educational resources and award-winning teaching staff to support students, parents and educators across the United States. Programs like Jazz in the Classroom and the National Performing Arts High Schools initiative are still being offered via Zoom […]

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International Jazz Day 2020 Virtual Celebration Features Artists From Across the Globe

Top jazz artists will lead interactive educational sessions in six languages Video submissions from around the world to be featured on jazzday.com Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 9th annual International Jazz Day worldwide celebration will transition to a virtual format for 2020 instead of taking place as previously planned in Cape Town, South Africa […]

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