One of the most revered figures in modern music – the ever-innovative and hugely influential living jazz legend, Herbie Hancock – returns to Australia & New Zealand this May and June, stopping at the Nation’s Capital at Canberra Theatre on Friday 7 June.
Hancock is joined by a line-up featuring long-time band members, virtuoso drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, Brooklyn-based bassist James Genus and guitarist Lionel Loueke.
Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music, transcending boundaries and genres.
His illustrious career, now extending into its sixth decade, has seen the Master of Jazz claim a staggering 14 Grammy Awards, including “Album of the Year” and a Lifetime Achievement Award, an Academy Award for his Round Midnight score, a Kennedy Centre Honours Award, five MTV Video Awards and six honorary doctorates. It is without a doubt that throughout Herbie Hancock’s career he has for more than 50 years been a mainstay of innovation at the forefront of culture, technology, business and music.
There are few artists in the music industry who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B 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.”
The author of modern-day standards such as Cantaloupe Island, Chameleon and Rockit, not to mention hundreds more compositions, Hancock’s prolific recording career has provided samples for generations of hip hop and dance artists. He has also been involved in long-term and iconic partnerships with other artists ranging from Wayne Shorter, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner and Annie Lennox to Snoop Dog, Flying Lotus, John Mayer and Paul Simon.
Though one can’t track exactly where he will go next, Herbie Hancock is sure to leave his inimitable imprint wherever he lands.
Tickets go on sale at 12pm Friday, March 15. For complete tour, ticket and VIP experience information, visit: livenation.com.au.