December 11, 2015
Hailed as one of the greatest jazz musicians in modern history, we are delighted that Herbie Hancock will headline the latest in our series of Blue Note Records and Blue Note Jazz Clubs #JazzAtSea-themed transatlantic crossings on board Queen Mary 2 in 2016. The multi Grammy Award winning star will perform three, 45 minute intimate shows in The Royal Court Theatre on board Queen Mary 2’s 8 night crossing from Southampton to New York on 1-9 August, 2016.
On board Queen Mary 2’s August Jazz at Sea Crossing (M613), all guests will be able to enjoy a special performance from Herbie where he will be joined by fellow Blue Note musicians: Vinnie Colaiuta (Drums), James Genus (Bass) and Lionel Loueke (Guitar).
Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. With an illustrious career spanning five decades and 14 Grammy® Awards, including Album of the Year for River: The Joni Letters, he continues to amaze audiences across the globe.
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.”
Born in Chicago in 1940, Herbie was a child piano prodigy who performed a Mozart piano concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11. He began playing jazz in high school, initially influenced by Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. He also developed a passion for electronics and science, and double-majored in music and electrical engineering at Grinnell College.
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