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Herbie Hancock
Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth, Birthday


: 12 April 1940


: 77 years old


: Aries


  • Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor
When was Herbie Hancock born?12 April 1940
How old is Herbie Hancock in 2017? 77 years
Zodiac sign:Aries

Herbie Hancock facts

  • Starting his career with Donald Byrd, he shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet where Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound
  • He was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and funk music
  • Hancock's music is often melodic and accessible; he has had many songs "cross over" and achieved success among pop audiences
  • Hancock's best-known compositions include "Cantaloupe Island", "Watermelon Man" (later performed by dozens of musicians, including bandleader Mongo Santamaría), "Maiden Voyage", "Chameleon", and the singles "I Thought It Was You" and "Rockit"
  • His 2007 tribute album River: The Joni Letters won the 2008 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, only the second jazz album ever to win the award, after Getz/Gilberto in 1965

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