What Is Jazz, And Why It Is Important to America

Hosted by U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona & 14-time GRAMMY Award-winning jazz legend Herbie Hancock.

Did you know that jazz is the original American art form? Join Dr. JB Dyas from the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, along with the 2021 edition of the Herbie Hancock Institute National Peer-to-Peer All-Star Jazz Septet, for a special virtual workshop that will explain the basics of jazz and its significance to our lives, answering questions like “where did jazz come from?” “what exactly makes music ‘jazz’?” and “why should I listen to jazz?” This is the perfect way for students, parents and teachers to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month and the upcoming 10th Anniversary of International Jazz Day.

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The webinar will begin on Tuesday, April 13 at 1:00 PM Eastern time. Please register below to receive your unique “join” link. Students younger than 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian complete the registration form.

Presented by the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education.