Virtual Master Class with Herbie Hancock & U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Set for April 13

Mike Lawson • News • April 7, 2021

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 Tuesday, April 13 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time 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, the “informance” – a combination of performance with educational information – will be presented by seven of the country’s most gifted high school music students along with renowned jazz educator and Institute Vice President of Education and Curriculum Development Dr. JB Dyas.

The informance will not only focus on what jazz is and why it’s important to America, but also on the American values jazz represents: teamwork, unity with ethnic diversity, the correlation of hard work and goal accomplishment, perseverance, democracy, and the vital importance of really listening to one another.

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Registration is required, and is free and open to the public. Students under the age of 18 must have a parent’s permission to register.

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