An absolute music icon of the last six decades returns to Umbria Jazz. The word “icon” is often used in show business. However, most of the time, it is misused. No doubt about Herbie Hancock. The Chicago-based artist, crossed genres and styles – by playing a leading role – as a performer, composer, arranger, producer, talent scout, inventor of new trends, and influencer for more than a generation of musicians.
Of course, such a career has been awarded and recognized on several occasions: an Academy Award, fourteen Grammys, and countless MTV Awards. Hancock was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and received the Kennedy Center Honor. France gave him the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and much more. An icon.