Herbie Hancock is one of jazz’s greatest icons. An absolute reference in world music, the artist is one of the main responsible for the constant renewal of jazz with variants such as post-bop. On July 29th, EDPCOOLJAZZ receives one of the most influential musicians ever on the coolest stage of the summer.
“Cantaloupe Island”, “Watermelon Man”, “Maiden Voyage”, “Chameleon” and the singles “I Thought It Was You” and “Rockit” are some of Hancock’s most striking compositions. The importance of the American artist is vital in the constant renewal of jazz but also for the constant connections and connections of jazz to genres such as soul, r & b and even hip-hop.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Herbie Hancock is a pianist, keyboardist, composer and actor. Always connected to the world of the arts, the artist usually seated at the piano or in the keytar, has been linked to projects like Fat Albert (1969), Mwandishi (1971) or Head Hunters (1973).
In 2008, Hancock won the Grammy for Album of the Year with River: The Joni Letters, and was the second jazz album ever to be awarded the prize. The artist has collaborated with countless music legends, from Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder to Tina Turner or Norah Jones.
The concert scheduled for EDPCOOLJAZZ promises a journey through the history of music, at the Hipódromo Manuel Possolo, in Cascais. On July 29th, Herbie Hancock will take to the coolest stage of the summer, bringing the mastery and the seal of musical quality to which the EDPCOOLJAZZ audience is already accustomed.