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Herbie Hancock

American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer

Herbie Hancock

American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer
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birthday
12th
April, 1940
Birth Place
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Birth Sign
aries
Biography

Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer, and actor. Hancock started his career with Donald Byrd. He shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet, where he helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound. In the 1970s, Hancock experimented with jazz fusion, funk, and electro styles.
Hancock’s best-known compositions include the jazz standards “Cantaloupe Island”, “Watermelon Man”, “Maiden Voyage”, and “Chameleon”, as well as the hit singles “I Thought It Was You” and “Rockit”. His 2007 tribute album River: The Joni Letters won the 2008 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, only the second jazz album to win the award, after Getz/Gilberto in 1965.
Since 2012, Hancock has served as a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he teaches at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. He is also the chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz (known as the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz until 2019).

instruments played
keyboards
Piano
Associated Acts

Clark Terry, Miles Davis Quintet, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, the Headhunters, V.S.O.P., Jaco Pastorius, Joni Mitchell, Howard Jones

Birth Name

Herbert Jeffrey Hancock

Children

1

Education

Grinnell College Roosevelt University

Genres

Jazz, post-bop, modal jazz, fusion, jazz-funk, electro, classical

Spouses

Gigi Hancock (n (C)e Meixner) (m. 1968)

Years Active

1961 present

Name

Herbie Hancock

Nationality

United States of America

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