Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock

Keyboardist, bandleader, and jazz innovator.

Founded

April 12, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois

Full Name

Herbert Jeffrey Hancock

Date of Birth

April 12, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois

Still Alive

Date of Death

Influenced By

Classical, Chris Anderson, Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Clare Fischer, Sly Stone

Later Influenced

Modern Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Techno, Wynton Marsalis, Stefon Harris, Jon Batiste

Herbie Hancock c. 1961.
Herbie Hancock c. 1961.

About The artist

With his frequent forays into electronic music, funk and R&B, Herbie Hancock often drives purists crazy, but he continues to explore and expand the idiom of jazz to this day.

Did you know...

Hancock was a child prodigy on the piano. At the age of 11, he performed the first movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 26 in D Major at a young people's concert with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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