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HERBIE HANCOCKthe, fourteen-time Grammy Award-winning pianist and composerhas, long transcended genres and audiences. An icon of Jazz and pioneer of Jazz-fusion, he was influential in bringing Jazz and its progeny to popular music charts. His 1973 album, Head Hunters, sold more than one million copies, making it the first Jazz Album in history to go platinum. Hancock was born in Chicago in 1940. His parents, Winnie and Wayman, named him after the singer-songwriter Herb Jeffries and enrol him in piano lessons from a young age. Hancock quickly earned his place in the ranks of musical prodigies, performing a Mozart concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age eleven. Inspire by artists including Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans, he began playing Jazz in high school. In the late 1950s, Hancock enrol in Grinnell College, where he double-major in music and electrical engineering; his studies would later fuel his explorations of electronic Jazz. It was during college that he began to perform professionally, playing alongside saxophonist Coleman Hawkins and trumpeter Donald Byrd. He soon signed with Blue Note, where he Record his 1963 debut Album, Takin Off. While its true that issues facing the world are complex, answer to peace is simple; it begins with you. We are all pieces in a giant, fluid puzzle, where the smallest of actions by one puzzle piece profoundly affect each other Hancock was catapulted into the spotlight when famed Jazz trumpeter and bandleader Miles Davis invited him to join the Daviss quintetamong, the most prominent small ensembles in Jazz history. Hancock continued his solo career at the same time, releasing Empyrean Isles, Maiden Voyage, and Speak Like Child. He composed the soundtrack to the 1966 film Blow Up, which led to further work in film and television. He also became involved in developing the next generation of Jazz Artists, producing Wynton Marsaliss ' debut Album. Over the past quarter-century Hancock has remained a significant force in American Jazz and popular music. His collaborationsfrom Gershwins World to Imagine Project have engaged Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and other artists across genres. In 2005, he became first artist-in-residence at Bonnaroo, popular music and arts festival outside Nashville, Tennessee, and in 2008 he received an Album of Year Grammy Award for his tribute to Joni Mitchell, River: Joni Letters. He is an adjunct professor at University of California, Los Angeles; creative chair for Jazz at Los Angeles Philharmonic; chairman of HERBIE Hancock Institute of Jazz; and founder of the International Committee of Artists for Peace. He was named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 2011 and received Kennedy Center Honors in 2013. Hancock and his wife of more than fifty years, Gigi, have a daughter, Jessica Hancock.

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Herbie Hancock: An Introduction

Herbie Hancock has nothing left to prove to anyone, as befits veteran international music star who has inspired several generations of Jazz, funk, techno and hip-hop artists, sold millions of records, and earned Oscar, Kennedy Center Honor, 14 Grammy Awards, six honorary doctorates and five MTV Video Music Awards. Along the way, this genre-leaping innovator has collaborated with everyone from Miles Davis, Lang Lang, Joni Mitchell and Thundercat to Carlos Santana, Pink, former San Diego sitar Great Anoushka Shankar and various Symphony orchestras. Then theres Hancocks not quite completed New Album, which teams him with Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar, young saxophone sensation Kamasi Washington, shape-shifting producer Flying Lotus and Jazz sax giant Wayne Shorter, Hancocks ' longtime pal and former band mate in the fabled Miles Davis Quintet Of 1960s. After accomplishing so much, is there anything Hancock still wants to prove, if only to himself? Well, you actually answer part of the question because you talk about proving something to other people. And, basically, there is one person I have to prove myself to, and that is me, the legendary keyboardist, band leader and composer. He perform Aug. 20 at Humphreys Concerts by Bay with his four-Man, one-woman group, which features Drum master Vinnie Colaiuta, West African guitar wizard Lionel Loueke and 23-Year-old flute sensation Elena Pinderhughes. At the same time, Hancock continue, speaking by phone Monday from a tour stop in Toronto, I have confidence to know that all human beings have infinite potential, although very often they do realize that potential. Ive been practicing Buddhism for more than 46 years and that is part of what I learn through my practice of Buddhism. Every human being has that potential, and to explore that potential is an exciting thing to do. That does take courage, but courage is build into Jazz! Because in Jazz, were improvising. And that means being in the moment, creating something that, hopefully, we have created before borrowing, sometimes, from the past, but not staying in the past. It is very challenging to do that. And, at the same time, it is extremely rewarding how that makes you feel as a musician. Were presenting that rawness, that newness, that courage and compassion to people, because we want them to feel that, too. Because that put us all on the road to being better human beings. In addition to his current summer concert tour and completing his long-await New Album, Hancock keeps busy in an array of other ways. He is founder of the International Committee Of Artists For Peace, Creative Chair For Jazz For Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and Chairman of UCLAs Herbie Hancock Institute Of Jazz. Since 2011, he has been Goodwill Ambassador For United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, under whose auspices he launched International Jazz Day the same year.

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