Herbie Hancock News

The Nash Presents PAPA, BIRDSEED, and More in AugustThe Nash Presents PAPA, BIRDSEED, and More in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2015

August storms in to Phoenix with a blast of incredible jazz, as local and visiting artists fill the calendar at The Nash. BIRDSEED brings an all - Charlie Parker concert, the new funky band MR. PEOPLE hit the stage for First Friday, and PAPA DEFRANCESCO shows audiences where son Joey got his chops from. (more...)

Chucho Valdes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Flamenco Festival & More Set for World Music Institute's 2015-16 SeasonChucho Valdes, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Flamenco Festival & More Set for World Music Institute's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The World Music Institute has announced its 30th Anniversary, 2015-16 season -- the debut season for Artistic Director Par Neiburger. Recognizing the ever-expanding nature of world music, Neiburger showcases the experimental and avant-garde along with the classic. (more...)

Chris Botti & Joshua Bell to Play Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 8/15Chris Botti & Joshua Bell to Play Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

It's a double billing of out-of-this stratosphere musicianship as two renowned Grammy winners –  jazz trumpeter Chris Botti and classical violinist Joshua Bell – take to the stage on August 15. Botti and Bell deliver impassioned, ageless, genre-crossing music to St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concertgoers, beginning at 7 p.m. All St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concerts take place at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Concert tickets and information available at Park City Institute's box office, 435-655-3114, or online at www.BigStarsBrightNightsConcerts.org (more...)

Seeger Sing-a-Long, Michael Cerveris, Joey Arias and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/15-26Seeger Sing-a-Long, Michael Cerveris, Joey Arias and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/15-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances running July 15-26, 2015. Scroll down for details! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Bekah Barnett is an operatically trained singer-songwriter who has been captivating audiences for years with her emotionally engaging songs, poetic lyrics, soaring melodies, and catchy piano riffs. (more...)

Cristin Milioti, GOODFOLK, Dan Band and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/8-19Cristin Milioti, GOODFOLK, Dan Band and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/8-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from July 8-19, 2015. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Jazz Veterans Team Up for New Album THE 'NATI 6Jazz Veterans Team Up for New Album THE 'NATI 6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

Pianist and composer Dan Karlsberg reaches into the past to create something fresh and original, with his new jazz album “The 'Nati 6.” (more...)

The Nash Sets Jazz Offerings for JulyThe Nash Sets Jazz Offerings for July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

July is a packed month at The Nash, kicking off with a 4th of July bash with the Bad Cactus Brass Band. The month also marks the beginning of the Catch A Rising Star Series, comprised of Arizona musicians ages 18 to 24, who have been specially selected by The Nash,. The Series provides a platform for these emerging artists to gain prominence in the jazz community. (more...)

Herbie Hancock to Host & Perform in JACO'S WORLD at the Hollywood Bowl, 8/12Herbie Hancock to Host & Perform in JACO'S WORLD at the Hollywood Bowl, 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Herbie Hancock, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association's William Powers & Carolyn Powers Creative Chair for Jazz, will join an all-star line-up of special guests for Jaco's World, and host the evening at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. (more...)

National Music Council to Honor Kris Kristofferson & MoreNational Music Council to Honor Kris Kristofferson & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The National Music Council will continue its 75th Anniversary Celebrations by bringing its Annual American Eagle Awards presentation to Nashville, Tennessee (more...)

Jazz Journalists Association Honors Chicago Writer/Broadcaster Neil TesserJazz Journalists Association Honors Chicago Writer/Broadcaster Neil Tesser
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Neil Tesser, a Chicago-based jazz journalist, broadcaster, author, educator, former chair of the board of trustees of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and current board member of the Jazz Journalists Association, was honored with the JJA's 2015 Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism Award on Tuesday, June 16 at a cocktail reception at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. Tesser's Award topped 2015 JJA Jazz Awards for excellence in media, winners of which were announced at the party. (more...)

Judy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors FestivalJudy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Lincoln Center Out of Doors one of the country's longest-running, free, summer outdoor festivals opens its 45th season on July 22, 2015. A range of concerts, dance performances, family events, related film screenings, talks, and an exhibition will be presented across three weeks, from July 22 - August 9. (more...)

Herbie Hancock Tribute Set for Fox Theatre, 8/12Herbie Hancock Tribute Set for Fox Theatre, 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present A Tribute to Herbie Hancock featuring Dave Watts, Joey Porter and Garrett Sayers of The Motet, Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic and Dan Schwindt of Kyle Hollingsworth Band at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015. Tickets are on sale now for $15 ADV or $20 DOS. (more...)

Grammy-Winning Jazz Legend Bob Belden Dies at Age 58Grammy-Winning Jazz Legend Bob Belden Dies at Age 58
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Bob Belden, well-known jazz saxophonist, arranger, composer, bandleader and producer, passed away of a heart attack on Wednesday in New York at the age of 58.  (more...)

Esperanza Spalding to Perform at the Fox Theatre This AugustEsperanza Spalding to Perform at the Fox Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Esperanza Spalding Presents: Emily's D + Evolution at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015. (more...)

Blue Note Records Exec Bruce Lundvall Dies at 79Blue Note Records Exec Bruce Lundvall Dies at 79
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Bruce Lundvall, former CEO of Blue Note Records who signed artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Natalie Cole and Norah Jones, passed away today, May 19, 2015, due to complications from a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 79. (more...)

The Nash Sets Expanded Jazz Summer WorkshopsThe Nash Sets Expanded Jazz Summer Workshops
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Developing new jazz musicians and building on the skills of existing artists, The Nash holds annual jazz workshops each summer. From New Orleans Trad Jazz and Latin Workshops to developing vocals and bass, the roster has expanded, with workshops running through August. Instructors at The Nash are comprised of the leading jazz artists in the Valley, many from Arizona State University and the Maricopa Community Colleges. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Register online at www.thenash.org. (more...)

10cc/Godley & Creme Legend Kevin Godley Releases New Book SPACECAKE on iBooks10cc/Godley & Creme Legend Kevin Godley Releases New Book SPACECAKE on iBooks
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

SPACECAKE chronicles the misadventures of a debauched and dangerous masochist as he tantrums his way through the sleazy worlds of Rock & Roll, music video and technology, each squalid escapade dragging him ever deeper into a repugnant maelstrom of sordid excess...well sort of. A wee bit. Actually...not remotely. (more...)

Artists from Across the Globe Grace Take Part in 4th Annual International Jazz DayArtists from Across the Globe Grace Take Part in 4th Annual International Jazz Day
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

In an unprecedented series of events worldwide on April 30 th, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz joined together to celebrate and recognize jazz as a vehicle for freedom of expression and dialogue between cultures. (more...)

Lang Lang to Close Out Houston Symphony's 2014-15 Classical Season, 5/12Lang Lang to Close Out Houston Symphony's 2014-15 Classical Season, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Superstar Chinese pianist Lang Lang returns to Jones Hall on Tuesday, May 12, to perform with the Houston Symphony for one night only under the baton of Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada. (more...)

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