Herbie Hancock

Mar 30, 2024


14-time Grammy Award winner, NEA Jazz Master and pioneering keyboardist.

Audience Favorite

Chicago native Herbie Hancock returns to the Orchestra Hall stage for the 14th time. In his 26-year history with the series, he has thrilled audiences with “expansive, free-ranging, densely textured performances” (Chicago Tribune) and a devotion to evolving the genre through “cross-pollination, adventurism and faith in what’s ahead” (The New York Times).

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Funding for educational programs during the 2023/24 Season of SCP Jazz has been generously provided by Dan J. Epstein, Judith Guitelman and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation. The CSOA thanks the Epstein Family Foundation for ten consecutive years of generous, innovative support for the SCP Jazz Education program.

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Jazz icon Herbie Hancock marks another milestone this month: the 70th anniversary of his debut at Orchestra Hall. At age 11, after winning a CSO Youth Auditions, he appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 5, 1952.
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Though he's a jazz legend, with every honor the genre can bestow, Herbie Hancock started out with another career goal in mind: becoming a concert pianist.
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Eleven-year-old Herbie Hancock was a CSO Youth Auditions winner and appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on a Young People’s Concert at Orchestra Hall on February 5, 1952.
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