Herbie Hancock, a living legend on the black and white keys, is returning to Korea for a live concert performance.
The American jazz pianist previously performed in Seoul in May 2011 and is making his way back to his Korean fans with a show at Chungmu Art Hall on Nov. 8.
Born in Chicago in 1940, the classically trained pianist was widely considered a child piano prodigy. The young musician’s talents were immediately recognized and he even performed a Mozart piano concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11. Hancock began playing jazz music in high school and later developed an interest in electronics and science, and pursued a double major in music and electrical engineering at Grinnell College in Iowa.
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At age 20, Hancock was discovered by trumpeter Donald Byrd and after two years of working with him, he was able to land a solo deal with Blue Note records, and released his debut album “Takin Off” in 1963. That same year, Hancock was invited to join with one of jazz’s most iconic musicians ― Miles Davis.
After joining the Miles Davis Quintet, Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz music with his flavor of soul and fusion-infused sounds. By combining his love of both music and electronics, the pianist made a name for himself as a crossover artist, embracing the components of funk and jazz to create his own unique sound.
The 73-year-old artist has had an illustrious career and earned himself a standing as one of the greatest figures in the history of jazz. Hancock has won 14 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for his album “River: The Joni Letters,” his 47th studio album, which was released in 2007 as a tribute album to singer/songwriter and his longtime friend Joni Mitchell.
Some of Hancock’s best-known works include “Watermelon Man,” “Cantaloupe Island,” “Maiden Voyage” and “Chameleon.”
Tickets for Hancock’s upcoming concert performance will go on sale to the general public beginning Sept. 5, with prices ranging from 77,000 won to 150,000 won. Tickets can be purchased online at Interpark.
By Julie Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org