John Edward Hasse

John Edward Hasse

 

Dr. John Edward Hasse’s books, presentations, and speeches move and inspire leaders, associations, educators, and audiences around the world. As the biographer of Duke Ellington, the creator of Jazz Appreciation Month, the founder of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, a Grammy-nominated writer on music, and an accomplished musician himself, John Edward Hasse is a global voice for American jazz music—and a leader himself in the search for creative achievement. Called “Ellington’s best biographer” by The Washington Post, Hasse is a recognized curator and expert on American music, has been interviewed on CNN, PBS, NPR, BBC and is the contributor on American jazz to the Wall Street Journal. As a speaker on leadership, American music, and jazz presentations in 20 countries on six continents, Hasse has also been sent by U.S. State Department to 10 countries to highlight American jazz and culture.  Read more