Innovative, Influential and a Living Legend.
Wellington Jazz Festival is honoured to present the master of modern jazz, Herbie Hancock in a New Zealand exclusive concert.
Winner of 14 Grammy Awards during his illustrious career, Herbie Hancock has had an unparalleled influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B for more than five decades.
The author of modern day standards such as Cantaloupe Island, Chameleon and Rockit, Herbie’s appeal transcends genres while maintaining an unmistakable style.
From his early beginnings with the Miles Davis Quintet, to collaborations with the likes of Wayne Shorter, Stevie Wonder and and Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock is equally at home performing with contemporary artists including Annie Lennox, Christina Aguilera, Paul Simon, Pink and more recently with Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat and Kamasi Washington.
In 2019, the 79-year-old maestro remains at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music.
Herbie Hancock – Keyboard
Vinnie Colaiuta – Drums
James Genus – Bass
Lionel Loueke – Guitar/Vocals
“I like to discover new rules so I can break them … That’s where innovation comes from, that’s what keeps me playing.”
Herbie Hancock - The Guardian