Music legend Herbie Hancock returns to Bay Area

In the spirit of spontaneity, all pieces will be announced from the stage.

Herbie Hancock

Jazz pianist Herbie Hancock comes to Cal Performances September 21, 2011.

Grammy Award-winning contemporary jazz great Herbie Hancock leads a quartet featuring drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, bassist James Genus and guitarist Lionel Loueke at Cal Performances Wednesday, September 21, at 8 p.m. in Zellerbach Hall.

Performing select songs from his latest album, The Imagine Project, an international recording and film collaboration with such renowned artists as Dave Matthews, The Chieftains, John Legend, India Arie, Pink, Wayne Shorter, James Morrison and many others.

“Music truly is the universal language,” says Hancock. The Imagine Project explores that concept across the globe, uniting a myriad of cultures through song and positive creative expression. “My hope is that the music will serve as a metaphor for the actions taken by the inhabitants of this wonderful planet as a call for world harmony on all levels.”

Now in his fifth decade as a performing artist, Hancock remains where he has always been: in the forefront of world culture, technology and music. In the spirit of spontaneity, all pieces will be announced from the stage.

Tickets are available through the Cal Performances Ticket Office at Zellerbach Hall; at (510) 642-9988 to charge by phone; at www.calperformances.org.

Performances in San Francisco, Berkeley, San Jose, Palo AltoCAL PERFORMANCES: Herbie Hancock

Wednesday, September 21, at 8:00 p.m.

Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave., Berkeley

Jazz
Herbie Hancock, piano
Lionel Loueke, guitar
James Genus, bass
Vinnie Colaiuta, drums

Program: Grammy Award-winning iconic jazz pianist Herbie Hancock returns; program to be announced from the stage.

Tickets: $30.00, $42.00, $52.00, $68.00, $76.00 and $85.00, available through the Cal Performances Ticket Office at Zellerbach Hall; at (510) 642-9988 to charge by phone; at www.calperformances.org; and at the door.

PHOTO: Courtesy of Cal Performances.

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