Herbie Hancock Tickets for Sale

Herbie Hancock was born in Chicago in 1940, and was interested in music as a young child. While attending Hyde Park High School the young genius formed his own jazz band, which played around town. He attended Grinnell College, majoring in engineering for two years, then he changed his major to music. He graduated in June, 1960 with a major in music composition. In May 1963 Hancock joined Miles Davis's quintet. By that time his piano style had evolved into a highly personal blend of blues and bop with colorful harmony and exquisite tone. It had a rich combination of elements heard in Davis's previous pianists Red Garland, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, and Victor Feldman. Hancock helped revolutionize traditional jazz concepts of the rhythm section and its relation to the soloists while working with Ron Carter and Tony Williams. During his five years with the quintet Hancock also composed several tunes which have become jazz standards, including "Maiden Voyage," "Dolphin Dance," "Cantaloupe Island," "The Sorcerer," and "Speak Like A Child."
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Jan 27 Sat 8:00 PM Herbie Hancock Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, CA
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Mar 1 Thu 7:30 PM Herbie Hancock McCaw Hall
Seattle, WA
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Mar 2 Fri 7:30 PM Herbie Hancock Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Portland, OR
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Mar 4 Sun 7:30 PM Herbie Hancock Fox Theater - Oakland
Oakland, CA
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Mar 6 Tue 7:30 PM Herbie Hancock Centennial Hall - AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Mar 7 Wed 8:00 PM Herbie Hancock Balboa Theatre
San Diego, CA
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Hancock led a sextet which combined elements of jazz, rock, and African and Indian music with electronic devices and instruments from 1971 to 1973. Influenced by Davis's earlier fusion recordings, in which Hancock had participated, the sextet was noteworthy for its colorful replication of instruments, tasteful blend of acoustic and electronic sounds, and mastery of complex meters. Thereafter Hancock began to use electric and electronic instruments more considerably. The album Headhunters in 1973 marked the beginning of a commitment to more commercial types of music, particularly rock, funk, and disco, and contained the hit single "Cameleon." Although Hancock returned occasionally to jazz projects from the late 1970s, particularly with his band V.S.O.P. and his piano duos with Chick Corea, during this period he enjoyed substantial commercial success. In 1983 the single "Rockit" reached no.1 on the pop chart, and the video for this recording received extensive critical praise.
He turned his attention almost entirely to jazz, after this success for the next two years. He acted and played in the film Round Midnight (1986) with Dexter Gordon, and won an Oscar for his score. In 1987 he toured Europe in a trio with Buster Williams and Al Foster, and the USA and Japan leading a quartet that included Mike Brecker, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams.
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