Performing live at the NCMA Ampitheater on May 29th: Herbie Hancock. There are few artists in the music industry who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R and B than Herbie Hancock. As Miles Davis said, “Herbie was the step after Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and I haven’t heard anybody yet who has come after him.”
Now in the sixth decade of his professional life, Hancock remains where he has always been: at the forefront of world culture, technology, business, and music. In addition to being recognized as a legendary pianist and composer, he has been an integral part of every popular music movement since the 1960s. As a member of the Miles Davis Quintet that pioneered a groundbreaking sound in jazz, he also developed new approaches on his own recordings.