September 20, 2011
LAXSON AUDITORIUM | 7:30 p.m.
"Truely a great listening experience." — Soul Patrol
Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. On his visit to Laxson Auditorium, Hancock and his five-piece band will be highlighting his newest album the Imagine Project. Throughout all his artistic explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. In addition to being recognized as a legendary pianist and composer, his illustrious career includes an Academy Award for his Round Midnight film score and 14 Grammy Awards, including 2008’s Album of the Year. There are few artists in the music industry who have had as much of an influence on acoustic and electronic jazz, R&B, and modern rock. Many of his compositions, including "Cantaloupe Island," "Maiden Voyage," "Watermelon Man," "Chameleon," and "Rockit" are contemporary standards that have had a profound effect on all styles of modern music. Now in his fifth decade as a performing artist, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: in the forefront of world culture, technology and music. Though one can't track exactly where he will go next, he is sure to leave his inimitable imprint wherever he lands.