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Earl Hines: An Innovative Jazz Musician

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Civics +3 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

Earl Hines embodies the innovator mindset because he was experimental, collaborative, resilient and resourceful. He invented a new style of playing the piano and became well-known for his work with other jazz musicians. As you look through this collection, try to find more examples of his innovator mindset.

For more on the characteristics that make up an innovator, look at the Heinz History Center website. You can even take a quiz and find out what innovator you are most like:

http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/education/school...

tags: Pittsburgh, Chicago, jazz, segregation, music