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Herbie Hancock is an NEA Jazz Master

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while still maintaining his unique, unmistakable voice. Herbie's success at expanding the possibilities of musical thought has placed him in the annals of this century's visionaries. With an illustrious career spanning five decades, he continues to amaze audiences and never ceases to expand the public's vision of what music, particularly jazz, is all about today.

Herbie Hancock's creative path has moved fluidly between almost every development in acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B since 1960. He has attained an enviable balance of commercial and artistic success, arriving at a point in his career where he ventures into every new project motivated purely by the desire to expand the boundaries of his creativity.

There are few artists in the music industry who have gained more respect and cast more influence than Herbie Hancock. As the immortal Miles Davis said in his autobiography, “Herbie was the step after Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and I haven't heard anybody yet who has come after him.”

Born in Chicago in 1940, Herbie was a child piano prodigy who performed a Mozart piano concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the tender age of 11. He began playing jazz in high school, initially influenced by Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. Also at this time, an additional passion for electronic science began to develop. As a result, he took a double major in music and electrical engineering at Grinnell College.

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Herbie Hancock Concerts

Date Detail Price
Jul13Mon
Herbie Hancock
Jazzopen Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany
Jul19Sun
Herbie Hancock
Auditorium Parco Della Musica
Roma, Italy
Jul31Fri
Herbie Hancock
Chapiteau
Marciac, France
Sep23Wed
Herbie Hancock
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA
Feb27Sat
Herbie Hancock
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, CA

Albums

Album The Blue Note Albums by Herbie Hancock

The Blue Note Albums

Blue Note Records
2016

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Album Maiden Voyage by Herbie Hancock

Maiden Voyage

Blue Note Records
2014

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Album Herbie Hancock: The Complete Columbia Albums Collection 1972-1988 by Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock: The...

Legacy Recordings
2013

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Album Empyrean Isles by Herbie Hancock

Empyrean Isles

Blue Note Records
2012

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Album Inventions and Dimensions by Herbie Hancock

Inventions and...

Blue Note Records
2012

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Album Maiden Voyage by Herbie Hancock

Maiden Voyage

Blue Note Records
2011

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