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  • Herbie Hancock memoir set for Oct. 28 release

    Herbie Hancock's memoir is scheduled to come out this fall.

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, file photo, U.S. musician Herbie Hancock performs during a concert, part of the 10th edition of the Panama Jazz Festival, in Panama City. Hancock reckons he's performed more often in Japan than in his hometown of Chicago during his professional career. The pianist will be back in April 2014 for an all-star concert at Osaka Castle Park highlighting the third annual International Jazz Day. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)

    Osaka to host all-star concert on Int'l Jazz Day

    Herbie Hancock reckons he's performed more often in Japan than in his hometown of Chicago during his professional career. The pianist will be back next month for an all-star concert at Osaka Castle Park highlighting the third annual International Jazz Day.

  • Hancock named 2014 Norton Professor at Harvard

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock will soon be a Harvard man.

  • Int'l Jazz Day to celebrate Turkish jazz link

    Pianist Herbie Hancock will celebrate the special connection between Turkey and jazz music forged decades ago when the Turkish ambassador opened his residence to white and black musicians at a time when segregation held sway in the U.S. capital.

  • Innovative jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd dies at 80

    Jazz musician Donald Byrd, a leading hard-bop trumpeter of the 1950s who collaborated on dozens of albums with top artists of his time and later enjoyed commercial success with hit jazz-funk fusion records such as "Black Byrd," has died. He was 80.

  • Innovative jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd dies at 80

    Jazz musician Donald Byrd, a leading hard-bop trumpeter of the 1950s who collaborated on dozens of albums with top artists of his time and later enjoyed commercial success with hit jazz-funk fusion records such as "Black Byrd," has died. He was 80.

  • Musician friends celebrate Thielemans' 90 years

    Jazz harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielemans quipped that his legs don't work but his mouth does after he was pushed onstage in a wheelchair to a standing ovation during the first of two Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts this weekend celebrating his 90 years. And once he put his harmonica to his lips, he more than lived up to his words.

  • New Orleans concert marks International Jazz Day

    As the morning sun spilled over the New Orleans' skyline Monday, jazz musicians Herbie Hancock, Ellis Marsalis and others kicked off International Jazz Day with a sunrise concert that included ritual drumming and a string of performances, a day that culminated in the evening with a grand all-star concert at the United Nations.

  • New Orleans concert marks International Jazz Day

    As the morning sun spilled over the New Orleans' skyline Monday, jazz musicians Herbie Hancock, Ellis Marsalis and others kicked off International Jazz Day with a sunrise concert that included ritual drumming and a string of performances, a day that culminated in the evening with a grand all-star concert at the United Nations.

  • Herbie Hancock celebrates International Jazz Day

    Herbie Hancock and scores of other big names in sound, rhythm and improvisation gathered in Paris on Friday to celebrate a new annual event: International Jazz Day.

  • Musician Herbie Hancock has book deal for a memoir

    After decades of making history, Herbie Hancock is ready to tell it.

  • Herbie Hancock launches International Jazz Day

    Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy.

  • Hancock launches International Jazz Day

    Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy.

  • Concert to note anniversary of Monk Institute

    Herbie Hancock and Aretha Franklin will take part in the celebration of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz's 25th anniversary.

  • Jazz great Herbie Hancock a Goodwill Ambassador

    Jazz great Herbie Hancock is being named UNESCO's new Goodwill Ambassador, and he says he expects to use his music to build bridges across cultures and promote excellence and literacy.

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