Jazz at the Bowl: Herbie Hancock + Marcus Miller

Living legend Herbie Hancock headlines an epic evening at the Bowl to kick off the 2024 Melbourne International Jazz Festival, joined on the line-up by the incomparable Marcus Miller and local soul superstar, Bumpy.

With an illustrious career spanning seven decades and a staggering 14 GRAMMY awards, there are few artists who have had more influence on modern music than Herbie Hancock.

The creative force behind hundreds of classics such as Cantaloupe Island, Chameleon and Rockit, Hancock’s appeal transcends genre while maintaining an unmistakable style. Lauded by The Washington Post as “today’s greatest living artist”, the opportunity to see Herbie Hancock perform live is a privilege that should never be missed.

Hancock will be joined on stage by an extraordinary list of jazz greats, including Terence Blanchard (trumpet), Lionel Loueke (guitar/vocals), James Genus (bass), and Jaylen Petinaud (drums).

Consistently recognised as one of the greatest electric bassists of all time, Marcus Miller has been at the top of his game for over 30 years. Renowned for his legendary technique and feel, Miller has been the first-choice player for artists so great they need only go by one name: Miles. Dizzy. Aretha. Chaka. Elton. Herbie. Prepare to be blown away by Miller and his incredible 5-piece band.

One of the country’s most vibrant and captivating soul singers, Bumpy completes this incredible line-up.

This rare opportunity to see two of the most acclaimed and honoured musicians of our time is one for the history books.

Performance Information

Venue: Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Date: Saturday 19 October

Time:  Gates open at 4pm

Ticket Prices:  from $119.90

*Jazz Club Membership discounts do not apply to this show. The full 2024 Melbourne International Jazz Festival program will be announced in August.

Herbie Hancock

“Today’s greatest living artist” – The Washington Post

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. His seven-decade career has seen him win 14 GRAMMY awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award and Album of the Year, as well as being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and countless other honours.

Marcus Miller

“Virtuosic brilliance from the world’s coolest thumbslinger” ★★★★★ – The Evening Standard

Marcus Miller has been dubbed one of the most influential artists of our time. The multi award-winning musical polymath is a two-time GRAMMY award winner, winner of the 2013 Edison Award for Lifetime Achievement In Jazz, and in 2013, was appointed a UNESCO Artist For Peace.


“Wow-factor vocals” – Beat Magazine

Award-winning composer and vocalist and Noongar woman, Bumpy completes this incredible line-up. One of the country’s most vibrant and captivating soul singers, Bumpy received the New Talent of the Year award at the 2023 National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) and took away Best Soul/R’n’B/Funk and Gospel work at the Music Victoria Awards.

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