Herbie Hancock

Book Review: Herbie Hancock - In the Moment

Apr 9, 2015

In this book, Possibilities, by Herbie Hancock, the words seem to flow as the author’s music career has evolved—smoothly and naturally. Herbie’s musical talent was apparent at age eleven, when he won a contest right to perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. An early aptitude for understanding technical material and analysis, plus joy in taking things apart, foretold a career in engineering. His practical parents used an uncle’s South Chicago address in the Hyde Park High School district to qualify him a place at a desired school. His classes were easy.

International Jazz Day from Osaka and Denver

Apr 30, 2014

In the shadow of Osaka Castle, many of the world's greatest jazz musicians performed for the 3rd annual International Jazz Day concert.  (Osaka was known as Japan's "jazz mecca" in the mid-1920s.)  Sponsored by UNESCO and chaired by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, the event opened with the haunting and raw sound of Steve Turre's trademark conch shells and Japanese drumming led by master Taiko drummer Shuichi Hidano.