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Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Virtual Programs – Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute has deployed its industry-leading educational resources and award-winning teaching staff to support virtual learning for students, parents and educators throughout the world.

New Videos:

watch video What is Jazz and Why it's Important to the World – Renowned jazz pedagogue JB Dyas – along with jazz great Herbie Hancock, US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, and this year’s edition of the National Peer-to-Peer Jazz Septet – present a worldwide webinar on what jazz is and why it is important in our public schools.

watch video What Is Jazz: An Introduction – New to jazz? Need the basics of what jazz is, where it came from, how it works? Click here to watch JB Dyas’ 2021 International Jazz Day presentation on what makes jazz, jazz. Ideal as an introduction to jazz for music history and appreciation classes!

watch video How Jazz Works – JB Dyas and the National Peer-to-Peer Jazz Septet demonstrate, step-by-step, how a jazz tune is put together and performed, providing an understanding of just how jazz works.

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