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11/24/13: Herbie Hancock is set to receive a very rare honor. The famed musician is among an esteemed group set to receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors, considered the nation's highest honor for those who influence American culture through the arts.
Along with actress Shirley MacLaine, and musicians Billy Joel, Carlos Santana and Martina Arroyo, Hancock was officially announced as an honoree back in September. In early December, President Barack Obama will host the recipients at the White House, and Secretary of State John Kerry will host a dinner for them at the State Department. Top entertainers will then salute the honorees in a gala performance on December 8. The event will be broadcast on CB on December 29. Hancock, now 73, told various media outlets he is "overwhelmed" to join the ranks of honorees. The musical prodigy was hailed for playing with the Chicago Symphony by age 11, joining the Miles Davis Quintet and ultimately collaborating with the likes of Annie Lennox, John Mayer, Christina Aguilera and others.
The achievement comes at the close of a busy year for Hancock. He had a world tour that has taken him from South America to Japan, and most recently visited Nagoya, Hiroshima, Hyogo and Tokyo during the first week of November. He was joined on the trek by James Genus on bass and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums.
The following week, "Herbie Hancock: The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-88" was released as a 34 CD-box set. Packaged with a removable lid, the 'chest' features 28 single albums and three double-CD albums. Each album is packaged in a mini-LP CD cardboard replica of the original jacket, with original artwork including gatefold jackets where available.
Herbie Hancock grew up in Chicago, Illinois and started studying music at a young age. He released his first solo album, Takin' Off, in 1972. Hancock is a pianist, bandleader, and composer of jazz music. He played a big role in creating the post-bop sound and was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and funk. Hancock won his first Grammy in 1984 for Best R&B; Instrumental Performance for his song Rockit. He has gone on to win more than 12 Grammy's including Best Improvised Jazz Solo in 2011 for his song A Change is Gonna Come. Herbie Hancock Tickets are a rarity so be sure to pick yours up.
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Herbie Hancock Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 04/18/2015 Carmel IN The Palladium Carmel 04/17/2015 Chicago IL Symphony Center 04/16/2015 Ann Arbor MI Hill Auditorium 04/14/2015 Toronto ON Massey Hall 04/12/2015 Boston MA Boston Symphony Hall 04/11/2015 Philadelphia PA Academy of Music 04/10/2015 Washington DC Kennedy Center Concert Hall 04/09/2015 New York NY Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium 03/22/2015 Santa Barbara CA The Granada 03/21/2015 Los Angeles CA Walt Disney Concert Hall 03/20/2015 San Diego CA Copley Symphony Hall 03/19/2015 Berkeley CA Zellerbach Hall 03/18/2015 Denver CO Boettcher Concert Hall 03/15/2015 Vancouver BC Chan Centre for the Performing Arts 03/14/2015 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre
Herbie Hancock Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/01/2014 Luzern LU KKL Luzern Concert Hall 11/30/2014 Vienna 9 Wiener Konzerthaus 08/14/2014 Antwerpen Park Den Brandt 08/06/2014 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 07/29/2014 Marciac Chapiteau 07/26/2014 Rome Rome Cavea Auditorium 07/16/2014 Perugia Perugia Arena Santa Giuliana 07/15/2014 Paris Ile L'Olympia 05/18/2014 San Francisco CA SFJAZZ Center 05/18/2014 San Francisco CA SFJAZZ Center 05/17/2014 San Francisco CA SFJAZZ Center 02/09/2014 Los Angeles CA Walt Disney Concert Hall
Herbie Hancock Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/09/2013 Beijing Wukesong Arena 10/11/2013 Chicago IL Symphony Center 10/10/2013 Detroit MI MotorCity Casino Hotel 10/09/2013 Buffalo NY University At Buffalo Center for the Arts 10/08/2013 New Albany OH McCoy Center 10/06/2013 Amherst MA Fine Arts Center Concert Hall 10/05/2013 Hillside NJ Enlow Recital Hall Kean University 10/04/2013 Port Chester NY The Capitol Theatre 10/03/2013 New Brunswick NJ Ukrainian Museum 09/29/2013 Los Angeles CA Walt Disney Concert Hall 09/28/2013 Rohnert Park CA Sonoma State University 08/28/2013 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 08/24/2013 Rio de Janeiro Rio De Janeiro Citibank Hall 08/22/2013 Sao Paulo SP Credicard Hall 08/20/2013 Buenos Aires C Teatro Gran Rex 08/19/2013 Buenos Aires C Teatro Gran Rex 08/14/2013 Santiago RM Teatro Caupolican 08/03/2013 Newport RI Fort Adams State Park 08/03/2013 Newport RI Fort Adams State Park 07/12/2013 Perugia Umbria Jazz 06/30/2013 Vancouver BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre 06/29/2013 Victoria BC Royal Theatre 06/15/2013 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 04/23/2013 Los Angeles CA Walt Disney Concert Hall 04/13/2013 Port Chester NY The Capitol Theatre
Herbie Hancock Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/12/2012 London London Royal Festival Hall 11/07/2012 Ludwigshafen am Rhein RP BASF - Feierabendhaus 11/05/2012 Amsterdam North Holland Concertgebouw 11/03/2012 Dusseldorf North Rhine-westphal Tonhalle Dusseldorf 11/02/2012 Brussels Psk-pba Zaal-salle O 10/31/2012 Paris Ville De Paris Salle Pleyel 10/28/2012 Hamburg HH Kampnagel 10/26/2012 Clermont-Ferrand Jazz En Tete 10/25/2012 Tourcoing B4 Theatre Municipal Raymond Devos 10/23/2012 Pordenone Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi 10/22/2012 Rome Roma Jazz 10/21/2012 Parma Barezzi Live Festival 08/29/2012 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 05/06/2012 Memphis TN Tom Lee Park 05/04/2012 Memphis TN Tom Lee Park 05/04/2012 Memphis TN Tom Lee Park 05/02/2012 West Palm Beach FL Sunfest 05/02/2012 West Palm Beach FL Sunfest 05/02/2012 West Palm Beach FL Sunfest 03/26/2012 Princeton NJ McCarter Theatre Center 03/24/2012 Greenvale NY Tilles Center for the Performing Arts 03/23/2012 Newark NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center 03/22/2012 Chapel Hill NC Memorial Hall 03/20/2012 Nashville TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center 03/16/2012 Omaha NE Holland Performing Arts Center 03/14/2012 Carmel IN The Palladium Carmel 03/11/2012 Washington DC Kennedy Center Concert Hall 03/10/2012 New York NY Rose Theater at Lincoln Center 03/09/2012 New York NY Rose Theater at Lincoln Center
Herbie Hancock Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 11/18/2011 Seattle WA Benaroya Hall 11/11/2011 Portland OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 10/31/2011 Dallas TX Meyerson Symphony Center 10/28/2011 Minneapolis MN Orchestra Hall 10/08/2011 Philadelphia PA Verizon Hall At The Kimmel Center For The Performing Arts 09/27/2011 Los Angeles CA Walt Disney Concert Hall 09/23/2011 San Diego CA Balboa Theatre 09/21/2011 Berkeley CA Zellerbach Hall 09/18/2011 Monterey CA Monterey Fairgrounds 09/18/2011 Santa Rosa CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts 08/17/2011 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 06/03/2011 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 06/02/2011 Greenville SC Peace Center 03/05/2011 Los Angeles CA Walt Disney Concert Hall
Herbie Hancock Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 09/01/2010 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 08/29/2010 Seattle WA Woodland Park Zoo 08/28/2010 Bellingham WA Mount Baker Theatre 08/25/2010 Beaver Creek CO Vilar Performing Arts Center 08/22/2010 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 08/21/2010 Chicago IL Symphony Center 08/20/2010 Milwaukee WI Potawatomi Bingo Casino 08/18/2010 Detroit MI Chene Park 08/17/2010 Pittsburgh PA Heinz Hall 08/15/2010 Louisville KY Kentucky Center - Brown Theatre 08/09/2010 Lenox MA Tanglewood 06/24/2010 New York NY Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium 06/15/2010 Rochester NY Eastman Theatre