Herbie Hancock

  1. R&B and Hip-Hop Briefs: The Apollo Turns 80; Los Angeles Honors Charlie Wilson; Harvey Mason Signs to Concord

    February 04, 2014 10:50 AM EST -- The Apollo Theater has launched its 80th anniversary season, announcing a series of initiatives and special events. Among them: kicking off the public phase of its $20 million campaign to support new programming. The Apollo has already raised $ ...

  2. Red Light Management Toasts a Successful Year at Grammys Afterparty

    January 27, 2014 1:26 PM EST There was a clear excitement abuzz at the Red Light Management Grammy after party at the Mondrian Hotel's Skybar in West Hollywood Sunday (Jan. 26) night. It's been a good year for the company and its founder, Coran Capshaw , who this y ...

  3. Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock Receive Kennedy Center Honors: Watch

    December 08, 2013 11:29 PM EST The "Piano Man" who became one of the world's best-selling artists of all time with such hits as "Just the Way You Are," "Uptown Girl" and "Allentown" was awarded the nation's highest honor Sunday ...

  4. Joel, Santana to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

    September 12, 2013 2:56 PM EDT Acclaimed actress Shirley MacLaine and four musicians spanning rock, jazz and opera -- Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and Martina Arroyo -- will receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors, considered the nation's highest hon ...

  5. Backbeat: Robert Glasper, Gregory Porter, India.Arie Rock Playboy Jazz Fest

    June 17, 2013 1:56 PM EDT The Playboy Jazz Festival celebrated its 35th anniversary with a new host -- comedian/actor George Lopez -- and arguably one of the best lineups in recent years. Performers ranging from the Grammy-winning Robert Glasper Experiment and George Du ...

  6. Grammy Nominations Shut-Outs: A Look at the Numbers Behind Justin Bieber, One Direction, Lionel Richie, More

    December 06, 2012 4:29 PM EST Grammy second-guessing is one of the most popular armchair games of the award-nomination process -- as nearly anyone who was on Twitter late last night knows. But amid the cries of outrage on social media and elsewhere, it's worth taking a lo ...

  7. Inside Blue Note Records' Dazzling Spotify App

    September 13, 2012 6:01 PM EDT Blue Note Records, the renowned American Jazz record label that since 1939 has developed and released the work of some of the genre's most important icons - including John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancoc ...

  8. Backbeat: Miles Davis' Forever Stamp Launches in U.S., France

    June 18, 2012 11:35 AM EDT (L-R): Vince Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles Davis; Cheryl Davis, daughter of Miles Davis and Erin Davis, son of Miles Davis. (Photo: Earl E. Gibson III) Miles Davis and French singer Edith Piaf were both honored with Forever stamps June 12, which d ...

  9. Alan Mintz -- Attorney, Manager, Label Exec -- Dead at 58

    May 04, 2012 5:25 PM EDT Alan Mintz (photo courtesy the Mintz family) Alan Mintz -- attorney, label exec, manager and musician -- died Wednesday of acute myelogenous leukemia, a rare and aggressive form of the disease, his family confirmed to Billboard.biz. He was 57. Min ...

  10. International Jazz Day Celebrated at United Nations, New Orleans With Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Others

    May 01, 2012 6:30 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- As the morning sun spilled over the New Orleans' skyline Monday, jazz musicians Herbie Hancock, Ellis Marsalis and others kicked off International Jazz Day with a sunrise concert that included ritual drumming and a string ...

  11. Grammy Award Lawsuit Dismissed by New York Supreme Court

    April 30, 2012 11:02 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - A lawsuit filed against the Recording Academy over its decision to trim the Grammy Award categories from 109 to 78 has been dismissed. Grammy Awards Protest Planned By Musicians During Sunday's Show The ruling last week by New ...

  12. Coroner: Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Committed Suicide

    April 10, 2012 9:55 PM EDT The death of rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed an eponymous band in the 1970s and played with heavy hitters such as Van Morrison and Herbie Hancock, has been ruled a suicide. Ronnie Montrose, Rock guitarist, Dead at 64 The San Francisco C ...

  13. Herbie Hancock, U.N. Ambassador, Launches International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 8:18 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz ...

  14. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog Part 2

    March 14, 2012 2:06 PM EDT Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog March 17, 2012 | Person ON the Street Man on the Street: Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Fred Mills, Editor, Blurt Magazine Billboard.biz: What's the best band/artist you've seen yet? Fred Mills: Br ...

  15. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 09, 2012 2:42 PM EST March 13, 2012 | EXCLUSIVE Exclusive: Ginger Baker Documentarian To Next Tackle Bill Laswell "Beware of Mr. Baker" director Jay Bulger (center) and producer Fisher Stevens (right) are interviewed during the film's press day on Sunda ...

  16. Peter, Paul & Mary Bassist Dick Kniss Dies

    January 27, 2012 3:00 PM EST Dick Kniss, a bassist who performed for five decades with the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary and co-wrote the John Denver hit "Sunshine on My Shoulders," has died. He was 74. Kniss died Wednesday of pulmonary disease at a hospital near t ...

  17. Groundbreaking Jazz Manager John Levy Dies at 99

    January 23, 2012 9:54 PM EST ALTADENA, California - John Levy, the first prominent African-American personal manager in the jazz or pop music field, whose clients included Nancy Wilson and Ramsey Lewis, has died at age 99. Devra Hall Levy posted on his website that her husban ...

  18. Backbeat: Herbie Hancock Performs, Straps On Keytar @ Canon Party

    October 27, 2011 1:33 PM EDT Future Shock Now: Legendary keyboardist, composer and producer Herbie Hancock performed at Canon's launch party in Manhattan where he proved to differentiate between the "S-95 and now the 5D Mark II." (Photo: Canon) On Wednesday nig ...

  19. Aretha Franklin to Be Honored at Thelonious Monk Institute Anniversary Celebration

    August 11, 2011 7:48 AM EDT Herbie Hancock and Aretha Franklin will take part in the celebration of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz's 25th anniversary. A concert and a competition are the highlights of the two-day event in Washington on Sept. 11-12. Hancock will b ...

  20. Jason Moran, Brad Mehldau Trio, Bobby McFerrin, Herbie Hancock Win ECHO 2011 Jazz Awards

    May 05, 2011 10:00 AM EDT BERLIN - Nine US-jazz acts will receive the German ECHO 2011 Jazz Award . Among the winners are Jason Moran, the Brad Mehldau Trio, Bobby McFerrin, Lee Ritenour and Herbie Hancock. The award ceremony in 27 categories will be held on June 17, 2011 ...

  21. Grammy Sales Spike: Who Will Get It This Year? Arcade Fire? Cee-Lo? Mumford & Sons?

    February 14, 2011 4:17 PM EST While retailers are happy that last night's highly rated Grammy Awards broadcast should fuel sales and agree at least that some of those artists will be beneficiaries of the show's broadcast, they say it is unlikely the show will produce ...

  22. Anne Hathaway, Denzel Washington To Co-host Nobel Concert

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Actress Anne Hathaway and Oscar winner Denzel Washington have been tapped as co-hosts of the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Norway. Performers at the concert, which will take place on Dec. 11 in Oslo, include Elvis Costello, Robyn, Jamiroquai, Barry ...

  23. Herbie Hancock To Be Feted At Revived NYC Jazz Festival

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST 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 Cosb ...

  24. Los Angeles Philharmonic Taps Herbie Hancock

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced that Grammy-winning jazz artist Herbie Hancock will become its new creative chair for jazz. He succeeds bassist Christian McBride. During his two-year tenure with the Los Angeles Philharmonic ...

  25. The 2009 Grammys: What You Didn't See On TV

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST - With Alison Krauss' five Grammys on the night, she now has an astonishing 26 total Grammy wins. It makes her the most-winning woman of all time (a title she even held before tonight's haul) -- and is one behind Quincy Jones' livin ...

  26. HBO To Broadcast Star-Packed Inaugural Concert

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and more than a dozen other music stars will kick off Barack Obama's presidential inaugural festivities by performing at the opening celebration at Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18. The free ...

  27. Jazz Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard Dies

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who played with legends such as John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey and Herbie Hancock, died today (Dec. 29) in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Hubbard, who had suffered a heart attack on Nov. 26, was 70. B ...

  28. Hancock, Lang Lang Plotting 2009 Summer Tour

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Herbie Hancock and Chinese pianist Lang Lang are planning to join forces for 2009 summer tour of the United States and Europe, Lang Lang tells Billboard.biz. Details are still being worked out, but the pair intends to visit at least 10 markets in ...

  29. Hancock, Hiromi Deliver At 30th Playboy Jazz Fest

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Riveting performances by 2008 Grammy album of the year honoree Herbie Hancock, contemporary jazz pianist Hiromi and singers Ryan Shaw, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Keb' Mo' kept things jumping at the Playboy Jazz Festival (June 14-15). Now in ...

  30. Jazz Briefs: Playboy Jazz Festival, Freddie Hubbard

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Trumpeter Terence Blanchard and bassist Marcus Miller have been added as special guests at this year's Playboy Jazz Festival (June 14-15 at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl). Blanchard will perform on Saturday (June 14) with The James Moody ...

  31. Hancock, Buble Lead International Jazz Awards

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tied at three nominations each, Herbie Hancock and Michael Bublé top the list of nominees for the first annual International Jazz Awards. The ceremony is set for Sunday, June 29, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Comedian D.L. H ...

  32. Billboard Q&A: UME/Verve Music Group President/CEO Bruce Resnikoff

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT His Verve group boasts four albums on the Billboard 200, and is fresh off Herbie Hancock's Grammy win. It's not been a bad run for Bruce Resnikoff. Last month, Herbie Hancock's "The Joni Letters," released in fall 2007 on ...

  33. Hancock, Jarreau Top 2008 Playboy Jazz Fest Lineup

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Grammy winner Herbie Hancock is among the headliners slated for the 2008 Playboy Jazz Festival. The festival lineup, which includes Al Jarreau, Tower of Power, Keb' Mo', the James Moody Quartet, Roy Hargrove Big Band and first-time Playb ...

  34. Big Grammy Gains For Many; King of Pop Returns

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 180,000 while Simple Plan's newest effort starts in the top 15 ... the Top Pop Catalog chart sees some unusually hot action this week, as an exp ...

  35. Byte-Sized Gains: Digital Sales Add To Awards Show Haul

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Grammy Awards sales afterglow is burning brightly, with Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black," Herbie Hancock's "River: The Joni Letters" and the official "2008 Grammy Nominees" album resonating with buyers th ...

  36. Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST News and notes from backstage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards, held Feb. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Amy Winehouse and Kanye West were the big winners, with five and four awards, respectively. —An ebullient Herbie Hancock was thrille ...

  37. Oscar Peterson Mourned By Jazz Colleagues

    December 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Oscar Peterson's dazzling keyboard technique, commanding sense of swing and mastery of different piano styles could leave even his most accomplished peers awe-struck. His death brought forth tributes from jazz pianists spanning the generation ...

  38. Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson Dies

    December 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Oscar Peterson, whose early talent, speedy fingers and musical genius made him one of the world's best known jazz pianists, has died. He was 82. Peterson died at his home in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga on Sunday, said Oliver Jones, a fa ...

  39. Hancock 'Shocked' By Grammy Album Nod

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Many artists interviewed after this morning's 2008 Grammy Awards announcement in Hollywood noted a diversity among the list of nominees. A clear example of this may have been the album of the year nomination for jazz veteran Herbie Hancock� ...

  40. Monk Institute To Honor Hancock, Readies Talent Contest

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Herbie Hancock will be honored by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, for his contributions to the genre and the music industry, with an all-star tribute concert October 28 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. The tribute concert -- which will ...

  41. Mitchell, Ferland Inducted Into Canadian Hall of Fame

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/songwriters Joni Mitchell and Jean-Pierre Ferland were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame last night (Jan. 28) at Toronto's John Bassett Theatre. Revered Montreal-born Quebec legend Ferland was recognized in p ...

  42. The Beat

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Starbucks is readying another star-studded duets album, this time putting Herbie Hancock in the spotlight. Read Melinda Newman's column. Starbucks is readying another star-studded duets album, this time putting Herbie Hancock in the spotlight ...

  43. The Beat

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Starbucks is readying another star-studded duets album, this time putting Herbie Hancock in the spotlight. Read Melinda Newman's column. Starbucks is readying another star-studded duets album, this time putting Herbie Hancock in the spotlight ...

  44. Jazz Notes

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Herbie Hancock will make his debut performance at the Playboy Jazz Festival this year. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Herbie Hancock will make his debut performance at the Playboy Jazz Festival this year. Read Dan Ouellette's column. News ...