14 February, 2019
Innovative, influential and a living legend – the Melbourne International Jazz Festival is honoured to present the master of modern jazz, Herbie Hancock.
Saturday 8 June 2019, 7:30pm
Sunday 9 June 2019, 7:30pm
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
With an illustrious career spanning into its sixth decade and a staggering 14 Grammy® Awards, there are few artists who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz, R&B and Hip Hop than Herbie Hancock.
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.”
The author of modern day standards such as Cantaloupe Island, Chameleon and Rockit in addition to hundreds more, Hancock’s appeal transcends genres while maintaining an unmistakable style.
Hancock’s standing and influence on modern music has produced iconic partnerships with artists ranging from Wayne Shorter, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner and Annie Lennox to Snoop Dog, Flying Lotus, and Pink.
Any opportunity to see Herbie Hancock live should never be missed. See this icon of modern music take to the Hamer Hall stage with a hand picked band to close the Melbourne International Jazz Festival for 2019.