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Herman Jackson, What is Jazz? (2012)




Genre: Speech, Performance

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-01-18

Duration: 00:24:53

Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | JACKSON, HERMAN | Music | JAZZ | Southern University and A & M College


  • Jackson, Herman Speaker
  • Jackson, Herman Performer
  • Anderson, Harry Performer
  • Bourgeois, Andrew Performer
  • Bell, George Performer
  • Perkins, Ed Performer


A speech and performance by Herman Jackson before the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on January 18, 2012. Jackson is an acclaimed jazz drummer and the head of the Percussion Department at Southern University in Baton Rouge. He describes jazz and performs with Harry Anderson, Andrew Bourgeois, George Bell, and Ed Perkins as a demonstration of the music.