Now in the fifth decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music. In addition to being recognized as a legendary pianist and composer, Herbie Hancock has been an integral part of every popular music movement since the 1960’s. An enormous influence on both acoustic and electric Jazz, R&B and hip-hop, his ongoing exploration of different musical genres has garnered him fourteen Grammy Awards as well as an Academy Award.
This weekend, Hancock will take the stage with his quartet as part of the Oregon Symphony’s concert series at the historic Schnitzer Concert Hall.
We caught up with Herbie Hancock to talk about the show, his new memoir (set for release in October), and his recent lecture series at Harvard.