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Herbie Hancock

Aug 10, Saturday - 6pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Now in the seventh decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Still at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music, he has been an integral part of every popular music movement since the 1960s.

Throughout his explorations, Hancock has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. With an illustrious career that has earned him 14 Grammy Awards, including the 2008 Album of the Year for River: The Joni Letters—only the second time that a jazz album has won the coveted award—he continues to amaze audiences across the globe.

Hancock first came into prominence as a member of the Miles Davis Quintet during the 1960s and through his early solo recordings for Blue Note Records. His work in the ’70s—including influential albums such as Headhunters and Mwandishi—combined electric jazz with funk and rock in an innovative style that continues to influence contemporary music. The hit single “Rockit” and album Future Shock in the ’80s marked Hancock’s foray into electronic dance sounds.

Today, Hancock serves as Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and as Institute Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. In 2011, Hancock was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and in December 2013, he received a Kennedy Center Honor. He is currently in the studio at work on a new album.

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Throughout his explorations, Hancock has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. With an illustrious career that has earned him 14 Grammy Awards, including the 2008 Album of the Year for River: The Joni Letters—only the second time that a jazz album has won the coveted award—he continues to amaze audiences across the globe.

Hancock first came into prominence as a member of the Miles Davis Quintet during the 1960s and through his early solo recordings for Blue Note Records. His work in the ’70s—including influential albums such as Headhunters and Mwandishi—combined electric jazz with funk and rock in an innovative style that continues to influence contemporary music. The hit single “Rockit” and album Future Shock in the ’80s marked Hancock’s foray into electronic dance sounds.

Today, Hancock serves as Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and as Institute Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. In 2011, Hancock was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and in December 2013, he received a Kennedy Center Honor. He is currently in the studio at work on a new album.

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Personnel

Herbie Hancock – piano
James Genus – bass
Jaylen Petinaud – drums
Lionel Loueke – guitar
Terence Blanchard – trumpet

Special Thanks

Photo by Danny Clinch