Herbie Hancock keeps up with "The Imagine Project"
Herbie Hancock has planned a handful of North American shows throughout the remainder of the year, as well as a couple of international gigs, all behind "The Imagine Project."
After an April 30 International Jazz Day performance in Istanbul, Turkey, the jazz legend begins a sporadic domestic leg that gets underway with a June 15 appearance at Los Angeles' Playboy Jazz Festival. Seven more North American dates dot Hancock's schedule, including one 2014 gig, slated for Feb. 9.
The mix of theater and festival dates support Hancock's most recent release, "The Imagine Project." That jazz collection, which surfaced in June 2010 via his namesake label. The collection, which was recorded around the world and includes several special guests, landed at No. 2 on Billboard's Jazz Albums chart.
30 - Istanbul, Turkey - International Jazz Day
15 - Los Angeles, CA - Playboy Jazz Festival
26 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
27 - Edmonton, Alberta - Winspear Centre
30 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
12 - Perugia, Italy - Umbria Jazz Festival
3 - Newport, RI - Newport Jazz Festival
28 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl (w/Wayne Shorter Quartet)
4 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
9 - Los Angeles, CA - Walt Disney Concert Hall (w/Dianne Reeves)