Herbie Hancock

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It sounds like the musical lineup for a major jazz festival: the Herbie Hancock group, Chick Corea’s Elektric Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Bobby Watson’s All-Star Quartet and Kansas City Jump Band and Eliane Elias. Well, there is no festival in Denver this week, but all of these players are on tap here over the coming seven days.            

All About Jazz

Manuel Valera came to the USA  from Cuba as a saxophonist. But once in the US, Valera turned to the piano full time as a student at New York University. Beginning with his debut release in 2004, Forma Nueva, Valera established an attractive blend of Latin styles and post-bop jazz in his music with several different bands. At Dazzle on Thursday, he is in town with one of them – a trio that has Hans Glawischnig on bass and E.J. Strickland on drums.

Happy Birthday to Herbie Hancock!

Apr 12, 2017
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Born in Chicago on April 12 in 1940, Herbie was a child piano prodigy who performed a Mozart piano concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11. He began playing jazz in high school, initially influenced by Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. He also developed a passion for electronics and science, and double-majored in music and electrical engineering at Grinnell College.

"Watermelon Man" | Stories of Standards

Jun 20, 2016

Tune in to First Take with Lando and Chavis - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!

 

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.

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