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Herbie Hancock & Education Secretary Cardona to host Virtual Jazz Information presented in Conjunction with U.S. Dept. of Education

Washington, DC –The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education will present a virtual peer-to-peer jazz informance on April 13, featuring this year’s edition of the Institute’s National Peer-to-Peer All-Star Jazz Septet. Hosted by U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona and 14-time GRAMMY Award-winning jazz legend Herbie Hancock, […]

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College Program Grad Lenard Simpson Leads Composition Workshop for UCLA Global Jazz Studies

Saxophonist and Institute teaching artist Lenard Simpson recently conducted a composition workshop for students in The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Global Jazz Studies program. Simpson, a Class of 2020 graduate of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, provided illuminating explanations of the importance of […]

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Institute Chairman Herbie Hancock featured on CBS Sunday Morning

Institute Chairman Herbie Hancock was featured on the February 21, 2021 edition of CBS Sunday Morning as part of a special segment on the renowned Fazioli piano brand. Watch the full segment below.

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International Jazz Day 2021 Registration Now Open

Event registration for the worldwide 10th Anniversary celebration of International Jazz Day opened on January 6, with organizers across the globe invited to add their programming to the official calendar. Registration at jazzday.com/register is free and open to all who plan to celebrate International Jazz Day on April 30, 2021. Due to the ongoing impacts […]

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The Institute Participates in Giving Tuesday

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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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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