The legendary pianist will be the guest of the autumn edition of the Ethno Jazz Festival 2010. Herbie Hancock will have a concert with his band in Centennial Hall on 28th November. They will present the new album “The Imagine Project”.

Herbie Hancock has been playing the piano since he was 7 and he was considered as a  child prodigy. He played the Mozart’s concert with Chicago Symphony Orchestra when he was 11. When he was 20 he was spotted by a trumpeter Donald Byrd who invited him to his band. In 1962 Hancock recorded his first album “Takin’ Off” with his first hit “Watermelon Man”. Next year he got an invitation from Miles Davis to his quartet. He created the most famous rhythm section of modern jazz with Rone Carter(double bass) and Tony Williams (drums).

Herbie Hancock – concert’s photos

Herbie Hancock is the winner of 12 Grammy Awards and an Oscar for music to “Round Midnight” film from 1986. The lot of his songs became standards – not only  “Watermelon” but also “Cantaloupe”, “Maiden Voyage”, “Eye of the Hurricane”, “Dolphin Dance”, “Chameleon”. He is considered as the most important pianist of modern jazz next to McCoy Tyner, Keith Jarrett and Chicka Corea.


Source: Ethno Jazz Festival

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