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Herbie Hancock

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (b. April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, bandleader and composer. As part of Miles Davis's "second great quintet", Hancock helped redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section, and was one of the primary architects of the "post-bop" sound. He was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and funk. Hancock's music is often melodic and accessible; he has had many songs "cross over" and achieved success among pop audiences. His music embraces elements of funk and soul while adopting freer stylistic elements from jazz. In his jazz improvisation, he possesses a unique creative blend of jazz, blues, and modern classical music, with harmonic stylings much like the styles of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. Hancock's best-known solo works include "Cantaloupe Island", "Watermelon Man" (later performed by dozens of musicians, including bandleader Mongo Santamaría), "Maiden Voyage", "Chameleon", and the 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 ever to win the award after Getz/Gilberto in 1965. As a member of Soka Gakkai, Hancock is an adherent of the Nichiren school of Mahayana Buddhism. Description above from the Wikipedia article Herbie Hancock, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Apr 12, 1940 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Language of the Unknown: A Film About the Wayne Shorter Quartet
Latest Project:
Series Gooische Vrouwen 2018
Known For
Poster of Gooische Vrouwen
Poster of Salamander
Poster of Just the Two of Us (NL)
Poster of Herbie Hancock: Possibilities
Series Gooische Vrouwen Eddie Wayne 2018
Movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Defence Minister 2017-07-20
Movie 'Round Midnight Eddie Wayne 2016
Movie Yes We Can Himself 2016
Movie Grammy Living Legends Himself - Host 2016
Movie Power of Love: Quincy Jones & Sir Michael Caine's 80th Birthday Celebration Himself 2016
Movie Stand by Me: AIDS Day Benefit Himself 2016
Movie An Evening with Quincy Jones Himself 2016
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Himself 2016
Movie Hitters District Attorney 2016
Movie Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem Himself 2016
Movie The 26th Annual Grammy Awards Himself 2016
Movie An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin Himself 2016
Movie 1995 VH1 Honors Himself 2016
Movie Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz Himself 2016
Movie The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song: In Performance at the White House - Paul McCartney None 2016
Movie A Celebration of America's Music Himself 2016
Movie Herbie Hancock: Possibilities Himself 2016
Movie The Language of the Unknown: A Film About the Wayne Shorter Quartet Himself 2016
Movie Jazz at the White House Himself 2016-04-30
Movie Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity Himself 2015-06-01
Series Rockschool Unknown 2015
Movie Charles Lloyd - Arrows Into Infinity Piano 2014-08-25
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors Himself - Honoree 2013
Movie The Girls in the Band Himself 2013-05-10
Movie Lang Lang & Herbie Hancock - Live in Berlin Himself 2012-06-16
Series Salamander Unknown 2012-12-30
Movie An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan Himself 2011
Movie All-Star Jazz Show: Live From The Ed Sullivan Theater Himself 2011-09-28
Movie Miles Davis: Around Midnight Piano 2011-09-20
Movie Tribute to Miles - Jazz a Vienne Himself 2011-07-12
Movie Nobel Peace Prize Concert Himself - Performer 2010-12-11
Movie DeJohnette, Metheny, Holland, Hancock - Parallel Realities Live Himself 2010-01-01
Movie Quincy Jones : 75th Birthday Celebration Live at Montreux Himself 2008-07-14
Series Live from Abbey Road None 2008
Series Just the Two of Us (NL) Unknown 2007-03-11
Movie Marcus Miller - Master Of All Trades Self 2006-11-12
Movie Herbie Hancock: Possibilities Himself 2006-04-18
Movie Marcus Miller: Master of All Trades Himself 2006-11-12
Movie Bobby McFerrin: Spontaneous Inventions 2005-03-29
Movie Herbie Hancock Special 2004-07-23
Movie The Door in the Floor Unknown 2004-07-18
Movie Dennis Hopper: The Decisive Moments Himself 2004-05-01
Movie One Night with Blue Note Himself 2004-01-27
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Herbie Hancock Future2future Live Himself 2002-01-01
Movie Herbie Hancock: Jazz Channel Herbie Hancock 2001-04-06
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Himself 1999
Movie Classic Albums: Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life Himself 1997-09-24
Movie Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz Himself 1997-09-30
Movie Antonio Carlos Jobim: An All-Star Tribute Piano 1995-01-01
Movie Indecent Proposal Himself 1993-04-07
Movie Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux Himself 1993-10-05
Series Birdland Himself 1992-07-24
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Miles Davis - At La Villette Himself 1991-07-10
Movie Herbie Hancock At The Munich Summer Piano Festival Himself 1987-01-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Don Kirshner's Rock Concert Unknown 1973-09-27