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Herbie Hancock, acoustic piano and electronic instruments

Saturday, June 22, 2013 8:00PM
Bing Concert Hall

Herbie Hancock, acoustic piano and electronic instruments<br>

Ken Oshman Memorial Concert

The Stanford Jazz Festival’s 42nd season opens in the amazing new Bing Concert Hall with a solo performance by the legendary pianist Herbie Hancock, a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. In addition to being recognized as a legendary pianist and composer, Herbie has been an integral part of every jazz movement since the ’ 60s. As a member of the Miles Davis Quintet, he was a pioneer of the avant-garde sound. His recordings during the ’ 70s combined electric jazz with funk and rock sounds in an innovative style that continues to influence contemporary music. He has received an Academy Award for his Round Midnight film score, and 14 GRAMMY® Awards. Many of his compositions, including “Cantaloupe Island,” “Maiden Voyage,” “Watermelon Man,” and “Chameleon,” are modern standards that have had a profound effect on all styles of modern music. Photo by Douglas Kirkland.