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Consider a Giving Tuesday 2022 Donation on November 29

On Giving Tuesday 2022 (November 29) the Institute invites you to join millions of people around the world in supporting your favorite charitable organizations with a tax-deductible contribution. We rely on your support to continue offering all of our public school jazz education and mentorship programs 100% free of charge to participating students, teachers, schools, […]

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The application for the College Program class entering fall 2023 is now available

The application for the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music class entering in fall of 2023 is now available. Click here to download the application, including instructions and performance requirements. Applications may be submitted online via Acceptd or by email to Institute West Coast Director Daniel Seeff, […]

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Institute/LAUSD All-City band wows attendees at Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival

Students in the Institute’s Los Angeles-based Jazz in the Classroom program showcased their skills at this weekend’s Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival, one of the premier live jazz events on the West Coast. A joint project with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Beyond the Bell Branch, the Herbie Hancock Institute/LAUSD All-City Jazz Band drew […]

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All-Star Student Ensembles Lead Public School Peer-to-Peer Tours Alongside Bobby Watson, Lisa Henry, Sean Jones

From May 9-22, the Institute resumed its in-person Peer-to-Peer jazz education tours after two years of virtual programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With support from the National Endowment for the Arts and United Airlines, exceptionally talented student musicians from the Institute’s high school programs visited public middle and high schools in Delaware and Wisconsin […]

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Institute Concludes Educational & Cultural Tour of Jordan

The Institute completed its first international tour since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with jazz legend and Institute Chairman Herbie Hancock joining acclaimed saxophonist Don Braden and the eight students of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA for a week of teaching, learning and cultural exchange in the Kingdom of Jordan. […]

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U.S. Embassy in Jordan organizes musical performances, educational workshops by jazz legend Herbie Hancock, the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz

Amman, Jordan – The U.S. Embassy in Jordan announces the arrival of jazz legend Herbie Hancock, the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Ensemble at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and guest Don Braden for a series of musical performances and workshops across Jordan.  The musical tour celebrates U.S.-Jordanian cultural ties through arts and […]

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Institute Presents Educational Jazz Informance at U.S. Department of Education, Hosted by Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

The Institute’s recent jazz informance at the U.S. Department of Education displayed all the hallmarks that have made the annual event a favorite for Department colleagues and DC and Baltimore public school students and teachers alike. These included a superb high school student group–the Institute’s Peer-to-Peer Jazz Quintet, a renowned guest artist–internationally acclaimed trumpeter Sean […]

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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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