HERBIE HANCOCK Witness the master

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock is heading to the Riverside Theatre on Friday, May 31 while he’s in the country for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Hancock is joined by a line up featuring his long-time band members: drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, Brooklyn-based bassist James Genus and guitarist Lionel Loueke.

His career, now extending into its sixth decade, has seen the Master of Jazz claim a staggering 14 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award, an Academy Award for his Round Midnight score, a Kennedy Centre Honours Award, five MTV Video Awards and six honorary doctorates.

The author of modern day standards such as Cantaloupe Island, Chameleon and Rockit, not to mention hundreds more compositions, Hancock’s prolific recording career has provided samples for generations of hip-hop and dance artists. He has also been involved in long term and iconic partnerships with other artists ranging from Wayne Shorter, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner and Annie Lennox to Snoop Dog, Flying Lotus, John Mayer and Paul Simon.

Herbie Hancock plays at the Riverside Theatre on Friday, May 31. Tickets on sale Friday, March 15 from Live Nation.