A RARE DUO PERFORMANCE AT CARNEGIE HALL ON THURSDAY, APRIL 9
|On Thursday, April 9 at 8:00 p.m., legendary jazz pianists Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea–—two artists who share more than forty years of professional and personal history––reunite at Carnegie Hall for a rare and intimate performance in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.
For over half a century, Corea and Hancock have blazed their own paths of artistic innovation at the keyboard. From the great Miles Davis bands of the 1960s and the genre-shattering Headhunters and Return to Forever bands of the 1970s, to the unparalleled, award-winning careers the artists have enjoyed since, Hancock and Corea are among the most important influences of our time on jazz and beyond.
In the late seventies, Corea and Hancock began performing together in concert, which spawned two widely successful albums, An Evening with Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea, and a live acoustic recording, CoreaHancock. Of their work together, Hancock once noted, “It is a privilege to perform with Chick, his talent as a musician is beyond reproach.” Corea adds, “Herbie is a musical phenomenon and a rare human being. He’s been a dear friend as well as a lifelong inspiration. Our duets are rare and precious.”
About the Artists
Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. With a distinguished 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, Hancock 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.
This concert is sponsored by Protiviti.
Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
Image at top of release courtesy of Carnegie Hall