Herbie Hancock will return to New Orleans for a concert at the Orpheum Theater on Sunday, October 15. The show will mark the legendary pianist and composer’s first performance in the Crescent City since he teamed up with Wayne Shorter for a set at Jazz Fest 2016.
Hancock has released more than 40 studio albums since Blue Note Records put out his his debut, Takin’ Off, in 1962. Over the past 55 years, he’s developed a reputation as one of the most successful and influential figures in late 20th century jazz. His work has pushed the boundaries of the genre, often incorporating elements of funk, R&B and electronica. This accessible, forward-thinking approach has earned him 14 Grammy Awards, as well as an Academy Award for Best Original Soundtrack. Hancock’s last full album of original material, Future 2 Future, was released in 2001, but he’s recorded a few well-received tribute albums since then. His 2007 tribute to Joni Mitchell, River: The Joni Letters won the Grammy for Album of the Year.
Tickets for Hancock’s show at the Orpheum will go on sale this Friday, June 16 at 10am.