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Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA

About this Artist

The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble at UCLA present high-profile concerts and lead jazz education and community outreach programs around the world, under the mentorship of their acclaimed instructors including jazz legends Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. Each student will attain a Master of Music in Jazz Performance degree from The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, one of the nation’s top music schools, after completing this intensive, two-year scholarship program.

Launched in 1995, this master’s degree college program enables a select group of the world’s most gifted young musicians to study tuition-free with major jazz musicians and educators. Twelve classes of students have graduated and gone on to pursue successful careers as professional jazz musicians and educators. The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz is a nonprofit education organization established in 1986. Its mission is to offer the world’s most promising young musicians college level training by internationally acclaimed jazz masters and to present public school-based music education programs for young people around the world.