Photo by Douglas Kirkland


Herbie Hancock

Aug. 11
7 p.m.
Electro Pop, Jazz

From bop to funk to electro-pop, with numerous groundbreaking stops in between, Herbie Hancock has been a virtuoso keyboardist, genre-jumping innovator, unlikely hit-maker, and all-around musical guru for the past half-century. Hancock spent five years with Miles Davis in the 1960s, led the jazz-funk fusion band Headhunters and the all-star Miles alumni group V.S.O.P. in the ’70s, and landed on the charts in the ’80s with “Rockit,” an avant-garde mix of industrial funk, jazz, and hip-hop. Hancock’s first full-band tour since 2011 features longtime associates Lionel Loueke on guitar and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, plus bassist James Genus and saxophonist Terrace Martin. Martin is also producing a new Hancock album with performances from younger cutting-edge jazz musicians Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, and Kamasi Washington. Expect a preview of new material, plus Hancock nuggets like “Chameleon” and “Cantaloupe Island.”