Tomorrow will be Herbie Hancock’s 77th birthday!
At the age of 22, Hancock recorded his first album for Blue Note Records, both Freddie Hubbard and Dexter Gordon played along side him. It has been called, “one of the most accomplished and stunning debuts in the annals of jazz.”
For over five decades, Hancock has delivered an overwhelming dedication to the exploration, solidification and promotion of our music, Jazz. Where would we be without Herbie Hancock.
Countless Grammy Awards, an Oscar, an NEA Jazz Masters Award, Recipient of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors and in 2011 Herbie Hancock was inducted as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue. Seems fitting that the announcement yesterday that International Jazz Day 2017 will be held in Havana, Cuba on April 30th, with Hancock at it’s helm. (http://jazzday.com/news/)
Happy happy birthday tomorrow Herbie Hancock. Thank you for all of the music! We’ll raise a glass to you at Jazz Lives tomorrow night from the Koerner Hall stage, because thanks to you, it does!