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.

Hasse with Tony Bennett and Quincy Jones who, along with Wynton Marsalis, have written forewords to Hasse’s books. 

“Ellington’s best biographer.”   --The Washington Post

Curator and expert on American music--interviewed on CNN, PBS, NPR, BBC, etc.

Contributor on American jazz to the Wall Street Journal.

Speaker on leadership, American music, and jazz--presentations in 20 countries on six continents.

Sent by U.S. State Department to 15 countries to highlight American jazz and culture.


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