Herbie Hancock is the American musician considered as the ‘primary architect of the ’post-bop’ sound. Straying from tradition, he embraced synthesizes and funk in his jazz music, sparking an international phenomenon.
His best known works include ‘Cantaloupe Island’, ‘Watermelon Man’, ‘Maiden Voyage’ and ‘Chameleon’. Herbie was only the second jazz musician to be given a Grammy Award, in recognition of his tribute album ‘The Joni Letters’ in 2007.
Herbie is a big believer in charity and recently donated some of his items to auction off in aid of Little Kids Rock. He has also taken part in fasts in aid of the homeless (Feeding America), attended the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 16th Annual Ball and took part in the Stand Up To Cancer televised event amongst other things.
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