Herbie Hancock at the Kauffman Center on Aug. 12

Herbie Hancock

Saturday, August 12 | 7:30PM

 Muriel Kauffman Theatre

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The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts is proud to welcome jazz legend and innovator Herbie Hancock to Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 12. Tickets range from $45 to $150 plus fees, and are available now. This event is presented in partnership with Mammoth.

Herbie Hancock performs August 12, 2017 at the Kauffman Center. Photo by Douglas Kirkland.

Herbie Hancock and his band will treat fans to a taste of Hancock’s highly-anticipated new album, along with music from throughout his celebrated career. An all-star band joins Hancock on stage, featuring: Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, James Genus on bass, Lionel Loueke on guitar, and multi-instrumentalist Terrace Martin.

Read NPR’s recent interview/profile on Herbie Hancock here.

Now in the sixth decade of his professional life, 14-time GRAMMY Award winning artist Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music. In addition to being recognized as a legendary pianist and composer, Hancock has been an integral part of every popular music movement since the 1960’s.

As a member of the Miles Davis Quintet that pioneered a groundbreaking sound in jazz, he also developed new approaches on his own recordings, followed by his work in the 1970s – with record-breaking albums such as Headhunters – that combined electric jazz with funk and rock in an innovative style that continues to influence contemporary music. “Rockit” and “Future Shock” marked Hancock’s foray into electronic dance sounds; during the same period he also continued to work in an acoustic setting with V.S.O.P., which included ex-Miles Davis bandmates Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams.

In honor of his work, Hancock was awarded the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in February 2016.

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