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Herbie Hancock at Locus festival 2023, the 13th of july in the city of Fasano (BR)

By March 14th, 2023Locus 2023 eng

Another extraordinary announcement for the Locus festival, with a new event in his musical journey through Puglia. It will be the central Piazza Ciaia in the city of Fasano, on 13 July 2023, to welcome the concert by Herbie Hancock, a true icon of jazz and all contemporary music.

Throughout his explorations, Herbie Hancock has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. With an illustrious career span-ning five decades and 14 Grammy® Awards, including Album of the Year for River: The Joni Letters, he continues to amaze audiences across the globe.

There are few artists in the music industry who have had more influ-ence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B than Herbie Hancock. As the immortal Miles Davis said in his autobiography, “Herbie was the step after Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and I haven’t heard anybody yet who has come after him.”

Tickets are available for general sale on Ticketone, from friday 17 march h 11:00 AM CET

Now in the sixth decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been:  at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music.  Herbie Hancock has been an integral part of every popular music movement since the 1960’s.  As a member of the Miles Davis Quintet that pio-neered a groundbreaking sound in jazz, he also developed new approaches on his own recordings, followed by his work in the 70s – with record-breaking  al-bums such as “Headhunters” – that combined electric jazz with funk and rock in an innovative style that continues to influence contemporary music. “Rockit” and “Future Shock” marked Hancock’s foray into electronic dance sounds; during the same period he also continued to work in an acoustic setting with V.S.O.P.

Hancock received an Academy Award for his Round Midnight film score and 14 Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year for “River:  The Joni Letters” and two 2011 Grammy Awards for the globally collaborative CD, “The Imagine Pro-ject.”

Hancock serves as Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and as Institute Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. In 2011 Hancock was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and in Decem-ber of 2013, received a Kennedy Center Honor. His memoirs, Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, were published by Viking in 2014, and in February 2016 he was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Hancock is currently in the studio at work on a new album.

Locus 2023 continues to outline an increasingly intriguing program. A journey through the most beautiful Apulian locations, which will host Simply Red in Trani on June 27th (already SOLD-OUT!), Sigur Ròs in Bari on July 11th, Herbie Hancock in Fasano on July 13th, and Fat Freddy’s Drop on July 29 in Locorotondo, which prelude to a whole week of great music in the town of Valle d’Itria from August 8 to 14 with The Comet is Coming, Ezra Collective, Fatoumata Diawara, Makaya McCraven, Roy Ayers, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Sun Ra, Baustelle, Verdena, Jeff Mills, Louie Vega, Cosmic Renaissance among the names announced so far.

Many more artists and locations will be announced in the coming months. More info, links to tickets and current program are available on the locusfestival.it website