About Herbie Hancook
Hancock is an American Pianist, composer and bandleader while at the same time an accomplished keyboardist. Born on April 12, 1940, Hancock ‘ work in music elaborated the role of Jazz rhythm section and provided the basic architecture for post-bop sound. His most famous solo works are ‘Cantaloupe Island’, ‘Chameleon’, ‘Maiden Voyage’ and ‘Watermelon Man’. His 2007′ tribute album ‘River: The Joni Letters’ won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2008. This was the second jazz album ever win this award after Getz/Gilberto.
Hancock was selected as UESCO Goodwill Ambassador for promotion of intercultural Dialogue in 2011. He practices Buddhism and is a member of Soka Gakkai International, a Buddhist Association. As a part of his religious practice, he recites Nam Rengo Kyo (the Buddhist Chant) everyday.
He joined as a professor in the faculty of Department of Music in University of California Los Angeles in 2013 where he teaches Jazz Music. He is also named Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University in 2014. Under this title, a person will be giving a series of six lectures on poetry by elaborating it in the broadest sense through poetic expressions.
Hancock started learning classical music at a very early age. At the age of 11, he played at young people’ concert (1952) where his work was initially recognized. On the first time when he heard Chris Anderson playing, he requested Chris to let him learn from him as a student. He recognizes Chris as his Harmonic guru. After he left Grinnell College, Hancock moved to Chicago and worked with Donald Byrd and Colman Hawkins. During the same period he started taking courses at Roosevelt University. Later, he did his graduation in Electrical Engineering and Music from Grinnell.
Hollywood Bowl is located in Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. It was built in 1929 and is famous for its band shell shape to allow the audience to listen to the best of sound quality while attending a concert or a theater show. It hosts hundreds of events every year and is considered to be one of the most attractive site for organizing musical shows and theater programs. With 17,376 seating space available, this amphitheater is capable of managing a huge crowd at all it’ events.
Ticketing and Schedule
Herbie Hancock concert at Hollywood Bowl is organized for Wednesday August 06, 2014 at 08:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased from official website of Hollywood Bowl.
Reaching the venue
Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 North Highland Avenue, Loss Angeles. If you are coming to the venue on your own car, ample parking space is available for you to park and attend the event. Bowl Shuttles are also operated between the venue and shuttle lots. For locating the shuttle lot that suits you the best to reach the destination, you may refer to the official website of Hollywood Bowl. Metro train also operates at nearby stations and you may reach the venue conveniently through choosing your boarding and departing platforms from Metro website. For easy and convenient access to Hollywood Bowl, 1800fly1800 Town Car Service can also be hired.