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Jazz in America, Grades 7-9
What is jazz? Where did it come from? Take a journey through the history of America's greatest musical gift to the world with this FREE 8-session webinar series.

Jazz is recognized around the globe for its rich cultural heritage rooted in the African American experience. From its origins in the early 20th century, jazz has contributed to and been a reflection of American culture and is widely considered to be the only truly original American art form. Today, jazz is studied, performed and appreciated worldwide by people from every cultural, ethnic and linguistic background, and has helped inspire countless other artistic styles and genres.

Jazz in America is the first ever internet-based jazz curriculum for social studies, American history and general music classes. Developed by the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, the curriculum aims to provide students with a basic understanding of jazz as a musical form, along with an appreciation of the profound contributions jazz has made to America's cultural and civic life.

The virtual presentation of Jazz in America is made possible through the generous support of AT&T.
Jul 13, 2020 01:00 PM
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Dr. JB Dyas
Vice President, Education and Curriculum Development @Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz
Dr. JB Dyas has been a leader in jazz education for the past two decades. Currently Vice President for Education and Curriculum Development at the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, Dyas oversees the Institute's education and outreach programs including Jazz in America, one of the most significant and wide-reaching jazz education programs in the world. He has presented jazz workshops, teacher-training seminars, and jazz "informances" worldwide with such renowned artists as Ambrose Akinmusire, Don Braden, Bobby Broom, Dave Brubeck, Gerald Clayton, Robin Eubanks, Herbie Hancock, Antonio Hart, Ingrid Jensen, Sean Jones, Delfeayo Marsalis, Christian McBride, Bobby Watson, and Steve Wilson.