Jazz Legends are hard to come by and when one with a touch of cool and funk pulsating through his veins is in town you definitely want to check it out. Herbie Hancock will be performing with his band for a one night only performance this Saturday, March 5th at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Herbie Hancock is a true icon of not only jazz music but modern music. He started off as a child prodigy that was able to play instruments well beyond his age and eventually joined the great Miles Davis Quintet. He helped give birth to what many consider the birth of jazz-fusion with his work on Bitches Brew and In a Silent Way. He made a successful and prosperous transition into a solo career which helped him get 12 Grammy’s including album of the year for River: The Joni letters. His career spans over 5 decades and he is one of the few artist that has been able to successfully transcend many different genres. Herbie has been able to cross over into electronic jazz, pop, R&B, acoustic jazz, hip hop and even techno.
Herbie Hancock will be joined by his quartet band including heavyweights Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland and Vinnie Colaiuta. Wayne shorter is a talented and gifted musician who will be on the tenor saxophone. Dave Holland who was also a part of Miles Davis band will be on the bass. Vinnie Colaiuta is an American drummer who has worked with the great Frank Zappa. The great part about Herbie Hancock is you never know what to expect and he just might blow you away with a traditional jazz piece and then take you to another place with something funky and hip that you never thought would work but it does.
Saturday, March 5, 2011, 8:00PM
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012