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Herbie Hancock

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A true icon of modern music, the multi-talented jazz musician returns to London to perform music from across his career.

It was Hancock himself that said that there’s no such thing as a bad note. The Chicago-born and classically trained musician has always had a career routed in the ‘heart’ of music; he prides himself on playing emotionally and memorably. Having started his career playing with Donald Byrd and the Miles Davis Quintet, and more recently collaborating with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, he has influenced genres including electro, and remains at the forefront of jazz and R&B today.

Joined by James Genus on bass, guitarist Lionel Loueke, drummer Justin Tyson and flutist and vocalist Elena Pinderhughes, much-loved melodies join a chance to hear some unexpected deep-cuts. With a wealth of experience from composing, playing, and contributing to the arts, Hancock’s show will highlight the universality of his career and successes to date.

This concert will start at the advertised start time and running times will be confirmed closer to the event

Produced by Barbican by arrangement with Marshall Arts and Serious, part of EFG London Jazz Festival


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