Date: April 17, 2014 | Contact: Tonya Bell | Tel: 212-903-9752 | E-mail: [email protected]
ACCLAIMED PIANISTS CHICK COREA AND HERBIE HANCOCK
TO PERFORM TOGETHER IN STERN AUDITORIUM / PERELMAN STAGE ON APRIL 9, 2015
Carnegie Hall today announced that a duo performance by critically-acclaimed and award-winning pianists Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock has just been added to its 2014-2015 concert season. The performance—which will take place on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage—will feature the two master musicians who share more than forty years of professional and personal history in a rare duet concert. For over half a century, Hancock and Corea 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 on jazz and beyond of our time.
In 1978, Columbia Records released the duo recording An Evening with Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea, and a live acoustic recording CoreaHancock followed the next year. Of their work together, Hancock once noted, “When I listen back to some of the duet tracks we’ve made, half the time I can’t tell who’s Chick and who’s me.” Corea adds, “There is a very deep bond between the two of us.”
Tickets for this performance are available now to Carnegie Hall 2014-2015 season subscribers. Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 25.
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 an 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.
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