Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his artistic explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable musical voice. In addition to being recognized as a legendary pianist and composer, his illustrious career includes an Academy Award for his Round Midnight film score and 14 Grammy Awards, including 2008's Album of the Year. Now in his fifth decade as a performing artist, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: in the forefront of world culture, technology and music.
Wed, Sept 21, 5-6 pm
Zellerbach Hall Lobby Mezzanine
Join us prior to the concert for a stimulating talk about the musical career of Herbie Hancock with radio host Chuy Varela, KCSM jazz radio music director, with guests Glen Pearson, professor of Jazz Studies and resident pianist at College of Alameda and Rickey Vincent, author of " Funk: The Music of the People and the Rhythm of the One," and host of the KPFA Radio show, History of Funk, and lecturer at UC Berkeley.
Lobby Talks are held in the Zellerbach Hall Lobby mezzanine, where appetizing food and beverage from the café are the ideal complement to these convivial gatherings. While the talks are free and open to the public, tickets must be purchased for the associated performances.
Program notes are available approximately one week before the performance.
Herbie Hancock talks about his 2008 album of classics, Then and Now: the Definitive Herbie Hancock