Herbie Hancock To Be Feted At Revived NYC Jazz Festival


Jazz legend Herbie Hancock will be feted at a belated 70th birthday bash at Carnegie Hall that will highlight the revival of a major summer jazz festival in the Big Apple.

The pianist, who turns 70 on April 12, will be joined by comedian Bill Cosby, saxophonist Joe Lovano, trumpeter Terence Blanchard, and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, Hancock’s bandmate in Miles Davis’ famed 1960s quintet, with more guests to be announced. The June 24 concert, “Herbie Hancock, Seven Decades: The Birthday Celebration,” will benefit the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.

“That will be a very exciting night – perhaps one of the unique nights in the history of the festival with a lot of people coming just to salute Herbie,” said the festival’s producer, George Wein. Full Story at Billboeard

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