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HERBIE HANCOCK – THE MASTER OF MODERN MUSIC ANNOUNCES HIS 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

| 17 March 2019 | Reply

HERBIE HANCOCK – THE MASTER OF MODERN MUSIC ANNOUNCES HIS 2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

HERBIE HANCOCK: “I haven’t heard anybody yet who has come after him” – Miles Davis

“Herbie Hancock Is the emissary of an Art Form.” — New York Times

One of the most revered figures in modern music – the ever-innovative and hugely influential living jazz legend, HERBIE HANCOCK – returns to Australia & New Zealand this May and June.

The tour will include headline performances in Brisbane, Canberra and Perth – starting at Perth’s Riverside Theatre on May 31 at QPAC Concert Hall onSunday June 2, and Canberra Theatre on June 7.

Hancock will also headline at Wellington Jazz Festival on Wednesday, June 5 in an exclusive New Zealand appearance, as well as performing at two already announced concerts at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival on June 8 and 9.

A major Sydney concert will be announced shortly.

Hancock is joined by a line-up featuring long-time band members, virtuoso drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, Brooklyn-based bassist James Genus and guitarist Lionel Loueke.

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music, transcending boundaries and genres.

His illustrious career, now extending into its sixth decade, has seen the Master of Jazz claim a staggering 14 Grammy Awards, including “Album of the Year” and a Lifetime Achievement Award, an Academy Award for his ‘Round Midnight’ score, a Kennedy Centre Honours Award, five MTV Video Awards and six honorary doctorates. It is without a doubt that throughout Herbie Hancock’s career he has for more than 50 years been a mainstay of innovation at the forefront of culture, technology, business and music.

There are few artists in the music industry who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B than Herbie Hancock. As the immortal Miles Davis said in his autobiography, “Herbie was the step after Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and I haven’t heard anybody yet who has come after him.”

The author of modern-day standards such as “Cantaloupe Island”, “Chameleon” and “Rockit”, not to mentionhundreds more compositions, Hancock’s prolific recording career has provided samples for generations of hip-hop and dance artists. He has also been involved in long-term and iconic partnerships with other artists ranging from Wayne Shorter, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner and Annie Lennox to Snoop Dog, Flying Lotus, John Mayer and Paul Simon.

Though one can’t track exactly where he will go next, Herbie Hancock is sure to leave his inimitable imprint wherever he lands.

This is an opportunity not to be missed – join this icon of modern music as he takes to the stage this winter.

HERBIE HANCOCK – AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2019

RIVERSIDE THEATRE, PERTH
FRIDAY MAY 31

QPAC CONCERT HALL, BRISBANE
SUNDAY JUNE 2

WELLINGTON JAZZ FESTIVAL
WEDNESDAY JUNE 5

CANBERRA THEATRE
FRIDAY JUNE 7

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
SATURDAY JUNE 8
SUNDAY JUNE 9

SYDNEY TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Shane

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