November09 2017 (Thu)
8:00 PM

Herbie Hancock

Strings of Autumn Festival 2017

Forum Karlin | Jazz Music

90 minutes | Not available

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Date: November 09, 2017 | 20:00 (Thu)
Venue: Forum Karlin
Duration: 90 minutes
Status: Not available

Herbie Hancock

Legendary pianist and composer Herbie Hancock has been an essential part of jazz since 1960. As a member of one of the most influential jazz bands in history, the second quintet of Miles Davis, he was one of the pioneers of the jazz avant-garde. His recordings from the 1970s (e.g., with The Headhunters) combined electric jazz, funk, and rock to form an inimitable style that continues to impact contemporary music today. With his 1980s album "Future Shock", Hancock took the field of electronic dance music by storm and provided a several hit songs, including "Rockit". At the same time, he continued to work with VSOP, an acoustic group that featured his colleagues from Miles Davis's band. Herbie kept up his relentless creative spree in the subsequent decades, and he continues to do so even now, as brazen as ever, without the slightest regard for his nominal pension age.
Hancock won an Oscar for his music to the film "Round Midnight". And not only that - he is also the winner of fourteen Grammy Awards, including an award for an Album of the Year for River: The Joni Letters. Many of his compositions have become modern-day standards with a major impact on most contemporary styles of music. With a little exaggeration, one might say that without Hancock, some of the bands at this year's String of Autumn would never exist... The fresh fruits of creativity, which Hancock will share with us this November, are as yet covered by a soft veil of mystery. We cannot wait! 

Please note:

The concert has no intermission.
The VIP ticket allows you to enter the VIP zone where you can enjoy a welcome drink at 7pm. You can also come there after the concert for further refreshment.