Friday, March 15, 2013

Tickets for Herbie Hancock at TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival On Sale March 16

I'm a Herbie Hancock fan and would love to see him when he's in Vancouver this summer. The Grammy Award winner is one of the headliners during the 28th annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. The 11-day summer festival runs June 21-July 1 and features Herbie Hancock at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Sunday, June 30 at  7 PM. The festival is produced by Coastal Jazz & Blues Society.

Tickets for the Herbie Hancock concert go on sale Saturday, March 16 at 10 AM  at, 604.569.1144 or toll-free in North America at 855.551.9747. They may also be purchased at the Vogue box office at 918 Granville Street in downtown Vancouver.

Herbic Hancock is acclaimed as a legendary pianist and composer, and been an integral part of jazz movements since the '60s. He played with the Miles Davis Quintet, and his '70s recordings combined electric jazz with funk and rock. In the '80s, Rockit and Future Shock marked his foray into electronic dance music, and today he is active in both the electronic pop and acoustic jazz worlds. 

He received an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Score in 1986 for his Round Midnight film. His 14 Grammy Awards include two for his globally collaborative CD, The Imagine Project. Many of his compositions are modern standards, including Watermelon Man, Maiden Voyage and Chameleon.

Grammy Award winning bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding will be performing at the Vogue Theatre on June 23 at 9 PM. Tickets for her show went on sale in December.