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This EXCLUSIVE live Google + Hangout On Air will showcase Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, the long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians and composers of our time. Possibilities reflects on a thriving career that has spanned more than seven decades as a musician, composer, professor, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, father, husband and innovator.
Now in the fifth decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music. In addition to being recognized as a legendary pianist and composer, Herbie Hancock has been an integral part of every popular music movement since the 1960’s. An enormous influence on both acoustic and electric jazz, R&B and hip-hop, his ongoing exploration of different musical genres has garnered him fourteen GRAMMY® Awards as well as an Academy Award.
GRAMMY U® members will have the chance to hear about Herbie’s beginnings as a child prodigy to his work in Miles Davis’s second great quintet; from his innovations as the leader of his own groundbreaking sextet to his collaborations with Wayne Shorter and Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder. We welcome you to join the and hear the method behind Hancock’s undeniable musical genius.