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Herbie Hancock is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer with a net worth of $12 million dollars. Herbie Hancock was produced on April 12, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois where he was considered a musical child prodigy. In May 1963, Herbie joined Davis’s Second Great Quintet where helped to redefine the function of a jazz rhythm section and was among the principal architects of the post-bop sound.

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Herbie was among the very first jazz musicians to adopt music synthesizers and funk music. Hancock’s best known solo works contain “Cantaloupe Island”, “Watermelon Man”, “Maiden Voyage”, “Chameleon”, as well as the singles “I Thought It Was You” and “Rockit”. He’s won 14 Grammy Awards. Holders of the chair present a run six lectures on poetry.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 12, 1940
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Profession:Soundtrack, Composer, Music Department
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Gigi Hancock (m. 1968)
Children:Jessica Hancock
Siblings:Jean Hancock
Music groups:The Headhunters (Since 1973), V.S.O.P., VSOP, Miles Davis Quintet (1963 – 1968), Los Angeles Philharmonic
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Hancock's jazz standard "Watermelon Man" (1962) (from debut album "Takin' Off") provided the breakthrough release of his career.
2He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7057 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3Die Fantastischen Vier sampled "Hang Up In Your Hang Ups" for their song "Nenn ihn Präsident" on their album "4 gewinnt".
4Made his stage debut with the Chicago Symphany Orchestra at the age of 11.
5Converted to Soka Gakkai Buddhism (1972).
6Collaborated with Sting, Paul Simon, Carlos Santana, Damien Rice and Annie Lennox for his 2005 album "Possibilities".
7Has received ten Grammy Awards since 1983.
8Is named as one inspiration for the Massive Attack album "Blue Lines".
9Recipient of a Jazz Masters Award from the USA's National Endowment for the Arts in 2004.
10Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1995.
11He plays jazz piano, keyboards, synthesizer and is also a composer.
12Has one daughter, Jessica


Quotes

#Quote
1I never chose what kind of music to make, strictly for the goal of maximizing sales. I made the music my heart led me to make - and some records sold millions of copies while some sold very few.
2[on Miles Davis] He was unquestionably my favorite musician. Miles represented everything I wanted to be in jazz, though at twenty-two I couldn't imagine achieving it. He never said much about our playing. He wasn't the kind of leader who gave notes or made suggestions. We did our best, and if he didn't say anything it must have been okay. These are the cornerstones of jazz: living up to the idea of playing in the moment, and not just repeating something that you did before because the audience liked it. He would hate it if you did something just for applause. Thanks to him I discovered an unexpected love for electronic instruments that would change the way I made music.
3I wanted to find a way to tap into the younger generation's creativity. In the city's streets and playgrounds, especially in the Bronx, people were exploring spoken-word poetry and sharp, percussive beats, combining them in a new musical form called 'rap'. This was a music revolution! It was exciting and unpredictable, [including 'scratching'] which let you change direction suddenly, cutting to another sound or groove. Exploring all these possibilities made me feel more energized than I had in years.
4The great thing about jazz musicians is that they freely share information. By the time I got to college where I formally studied theory, I knew the stuff they were teaching me because I had learned it on the street.
5Playing in stage with Mwandishi ginally the Herbie Hancock Sextet] meant treading a fine line between brilliance an chaos. Everything was intuitive, in the moment. Nothing was planned. When it worked it was so, so powerful. When it didn't, it was truthfully kind of a mess. Adding synthesizers opened up whole new territories for us to explore. It was when they came along that I saw that the dream in the back of my head of marrying two things - technology and music - could happen.
6I've been practising Buddhism for forty years and that's what has led me to this path of discovering my own humanity and recognizing the humanity in others. The wonderful thing is that jazz itself is a wonderful model of that kind of thinking, because it's a music that's in the moment. It's also collaborative, so it's unselfish in that way. And it certainly is creative.
7[on 'The Imagine Project'] It's the 21st century, and already it's quite clear that we're at the beginning of a more global connectivity on the planet. That carries with it its own challenges. We can see that it's a very difficult world that we live in, and the idea of global collaboration is something that I think needs to be promoted over and over again. In other words, if we're active participants in creating the kind of globalized world that we want to live in and want our children to live in, there's much more of a chance for us to be happy about the future than if we sit on our hands and wait for somebody else to create the globalized future of the planet.
8My main work is to grow and expand, and to investigate what else I'm made of besides being a musician. We all manifest ourselves in a lot of different ways. But most of us define ourselves by that one single thing that we're probably best known for. And my belief is that we shortchange ourselves in that way, whereas if we define ourselves as a human being first, it includes that and every other aspect of what we are. So when you talk about 'doing the work', that's the work I'm interested in. What can I contribute as a human being?
9[on the influence of Clare Fischer] Clare Fischer was a major influence on my harmonic concept. He and Bill Evans, and Ravel and Gil Evans, finally. You know, that's where it really came from. Almost all of the harmony that I play can be traced to one of those four people and whoever their influences were.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals· India Arie, Jeff Beck, Pink, Oumou Sangare, Seal
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the Year· Leonard Cohen, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, Corinne Bailey Rae, Luciana Souza, Tina Turner, Larry Klein, Helik Hadar, Bernie Grundman
1994Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingOn September 8, 1994. At 7057 Hollywood Blvd.
1989BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsColors (1988)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals· Christina Aguilera
1975GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of Best Original Score Written for a Motion PictureDeath Wish (1974)


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sisters2015/IIIwriter: "Cantaloop Flip Fantasia Goldfish Remix"
The Voice2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
McFarland, USA2015writer: "Watermelon Man"
Sasha I Love You2014Short writer: "Cantaloupe island"
Coronation Street2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Theory of Everything2014writer: "Blind Man Blind Man" - as Hancock
Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hello Ladies2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Heat2013/Iwriter: "Groove Is in the Heart"
The Mark of Beauty2013TV Series 1 episode
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone2013writer: "Cantaloop Flip Fantasia"
VH1 Divas 20122012TV Movie writer: "Groove Is in the Heart"
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV Special writer: "Rockit"
How I Met Your Mother2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish2009Video writer: "Footworkin'"
American Casino2009Documentary "Everybody's Broke"
Marley & Me2008writer: "Cantaloop Flip Fantasia"
My Name Is EarlTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Por Toda Minha Vida2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hot Rod2007performer: "Rockit" / writer: "Rockit"
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry2007writer: "Groove Is in the Heart"
License to Wed2007writer: "Groove Is in the Heart"
Kickin' It Old Skool2007writer: "Rockit"
Are We Done Yet?2007writer: "Cantaloop Flip Fantasia"
What Love Is2007writer: "Groove Is in the Heart"
Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 20072007TV Movie performer: "Help Me"
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities2006Documentary performer: "Don't Explain"
The SimpsonsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Six Feet Under2005TV Series 1 episode
Ashura-jô no hitomi2005performer: "My Funny Valentine"
Guess Who2005writer: "Turtle Shoes" 1985
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Amplitude2003Video Game performer: "Rockit 2.002" / writer: "Rockit 2.002"
Wildboyz2003TV Series documentary "Watermelon man"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game performer: "Rockit" / writer: "Rockit"
Comedian2002Documentary performer: "Maiden Voyage" / writer: "Maiden Voyage"
The Wash2001"Everytime"
Zoolander2001"Rockit" / performer: "Rockit"
Scratch2001Documentary performer: "Rockit 2.000", "Rockit" / writer: "Rockit"
Charlie's Angels2000writer: "Groove Is In The Heart"
Down to You2000writer: "Groove Is In The Heart"
Lost & Found1999/Iwriter: "Groove Is in the Heart"
Office Space1999performer: "Get Dis Money" / writer: "Get Dis Money"
Out of Sight1998writer: "Watermelon Man"
Can't Hardly Wait1998writer: "Groove Is In The Heart" The Deee-Remix
Bulworth1998writer: "100 Miles and Running" - as H. Hancock
Donnie Brasco1997performer: "Just Around the Corner" 1980 / writer: "Just Around the Corner" 1980
The Pallbearer1996performer: "Cantaloupe Island" / writer: "Cantaloupe Island"
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate1996writer: "Playa Fo Real"
It Takes Two1995writer: "Cantaloop Flip Fantasia"
Destiny Turns on the Radio1995producer: "Baltimore Oriole", "That old black magic"
Mystery Science Theater 30001995TV Series writer - 1 episode
Baywatch1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Renaissance Man1994writer: "CANTALOOP FLIP FANTASIA"
Jimmy Hollywood1994"Cantaloop"
Hookers Hustlers Pimps and Their Johns1993Documentary writer: "Groove Is in the Heart"
Super Mario Bros.1993writer: "CANTALOOP"
Indecent Proposal1993performer: "Nighttime"
TohuwabohuTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1992 writer - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1992
Livin' Large!1991music: "Livin' Large!" / performer: "Livin' Large!"
Twins1988performer: "TURTLE SHOES" / writer: "TURTLE SHOES"
Back to the Beach1987performer: "Wipe Out" / producer: "Wipe Out"
'Round Midnight1986writer: "Watermelon Man", "I Love A Party", "Chan's Song" "Never Said"
Fast Forward1985writer: "Hardrock"
The New Mike Hammer1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
Street Hawk1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fame1983TV Series performer - 1 episode
Die Grossen 101982TV Series performer: "Just Around the Corner" - uncredited
American Pop1981performer: "Cantaloupe Island" / writer: "Cantaloupe Island"
The Bitch1979performer: "I Thought It Was You" / writer: "I Thought It Was You"
Sunburn1979music: "You Bet Your Love"
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 4 episodes, 1978 - 1979 writer - 3 episodes, 1978 - 1979
Love Is Not Enough1979writer: "Maiden Voyage" - uncredited
Eighteen and Anxious1978writer: "Chameleon" - uncredited
Hollywood a Go Go1966TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shindig!1965TV Series writer - 2 episodes

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Solidarity of Arts2014TV Movie
Occupy Los Angeles2012Documentary electronic music
On the Shoulders of Giants2011Documentary
Pioneers for Peace: American Kosen Rufu2007Documentary short
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities2006Documentary
The Best of Latin Jazz1997Video short
Tomcat Alley1994Video Game
Livin' Large!1991
Harlem Nights1989
Colors1988
Action Jackson1988
The George McKenna Story1986TV Movie
'Round Midnight1986
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling1986
A Soldier's Story1984
Death Wish1974
The Spook Who Sat by the Door1973
Hey, Hey, Hey, It's Fat Albert1969TV Movie
Herbie1966Short
Blow-Up1966as Herbert Hancock

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hitters2002music supervisor
Traffic2000musician: electric piano
Finding Forrester2000musician - uncredited
Livin' Large!1991music arranger
'Round Midnight1986conductor / music arranger
L'homme aux yeux d'argent1985musician
Death Wish1974music performer / orchestrator

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets2017pre-production
Girl Meets World2014TV SeriesCatfish Willie Slim
Hitters2002District Attorney
Invisible Universe1995Video GamePoetry reader (voice)
'Round Midnight1986Eddie Wayne
Concrete Cowboys1981TV SeriesGideon

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
International Jazz Day2015executive producer
International Jazz Day: Live in Istanbul2013Video executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zero Gravity Live2016Video completedHimself / Host
Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity2016DocumentaryHimself
The 3rd Annual Noble Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Recipient: Activism in Music
International Jazz Day2015Himself
Teens Wanna Know2015TV Series documentaryGuest
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Marcus2015Video documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2005-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Kennedy Center Honors2014TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Nathan East: For the Record2014DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician
Melissa Harris-Perry2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Solidarity of Arts2014TV MovieHimself
Keep on Keepin' On2014DocumentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors2013TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
The Language of the Unknown: A Film About the Wayne Shorter Quartet2013DocumentaryHimself
Experience Montreux2013DocumentaryHimself
International Jazz Day: Live in Istanbul2013VideoHimself
Power of Love: Quincy Jones & Sir Michael Caine's 80th Birthday Celebration2013TV MovieHimself
Music Technology Innovators2013DocumentaryHimself
Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity2012DocumentaryHimself
Amazon Gold2012Documentary
Kulturzeit2012TV SeriesHimself
The Girls in the Band2011DocumentaryHimself
Down the Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story2011DocumentaryHimself
The BET Honors 20112011TV MovieHimself - Honoree
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan2011TV MovieHimself
More to Live For2010DocumentaryHimself
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of2010DocumentaryHimself
Nobel Peace Prize Concert2010TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Music2010DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005-2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest Musician / Himself
Stand Up to Cancer2010TV SpecialHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1995-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song: In Performance at the White House - Paul McCartney2010TV Special
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Video Killed the Radio Star2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2009TV SpecialHimself
Soundstage2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Icons Among Us2009Documentary
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...2009TV SeriesHimself
We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial2009TV SpecialHimself
Breakfast2008TV Series
Live from Abbey Road2008TV Series
The View2008TV SeriesHimself
39th NAACP Image Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Yes We Can2008Video shortHimself
An Evening with Quincy Jones2008TV MovieHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2008TV SeriesHimself
In Performance at the White House: Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz2007TV SpecialMusician
Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 20072007TV MovieHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin2007TV SpecialHimself
Marcus Miller: Master of All Trades2006Himself
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities2006DocumentaryHimself
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
HARDtalk Extra2006TV SeriesHimself
UK Music Hall of Fame: Biggest Selling Artists of the 21st Century2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The 32nd Annual American Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue2004DocumentaryHimself
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
We Are the Future2004TV MovieHimself
American Masters2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Dennis Hopper: The Decisive Moments2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Herbie Hancock Future2Future Live2002Video documentaryHimself
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Miles Davis Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2000Video documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1999TV SpecialHimself
Later with Jools Holland1998TV SeriesHimself
A Celebration of America's Music1998TV SpecialHimself
Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Classic Albums: Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life1997TV Special documentaryHimself
Pizza Hut Celebraty1997ShortHimself
Lauren Hutton and...1996TV SeriesHimself
Antonio Carlos Jobim: An All-Star Tribute1995Video documentaryHimself - Pianist
1995 VH1 Honors1995TV MovieHimself
The 22nd Annual American Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
Great Performances1986-1994TV SeriesHost / Himself
Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux1993VideoHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1993TV SeriesHimself
Indecent Proposal1993Himself
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1992TV SpecialHimself
Birdland1992TV SeriesHimself
Miles Davis and Friends1992TV Movie documentaryHimself - Keyboard
The 19th Annual American Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones1990DocumentaryHimself
22nd NAACP Image Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Guide to Wine1990Video documentaryHimself
Grammy Living Legends1989TV MovieHimself - Host
All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar1989TV MovieHimself
Branford Marsalis Steep1988Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1987-1988TV SeriesHimself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Showtime Coast to Coast1987TV SeriesHimself - Host
Stand by Me: AIDS Day Benefit1987TV MovieHimself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Original Score
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Cinemax Sessions1987TV SeriesHimself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid1986Video documentaryHimself
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
One Night with Blue Note1985VideoHimself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City1985Video shortHimself (uncredited)
Rockschool1985TV SeriesHost
The New Mike Hammer1985TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1984TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Star Search1984TV SeriesHimself - Introducer
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards1984TV SpecialHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHimself - Jazz Pianist / Himself - Musician
The Midnight Special1979TV SeriesHimself
Rock Concert1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People1976TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1974TV Series documentaryGuest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Scratch2001DocumentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1979TV SeriesHimself

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