Composer and Musician
- Born: 04/12/1940, in Chicago, IL, USA
- Instrument(s): Keyboard and Piano
Herbert Jeffrey Hancock, born April 12, 1940, is an American jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, and composer. He started his career with trumpeter Donald Byrd‘s group. Later on, he joined the Miles Davis Quintet.
In the 1970s, he experimented with jazz fusion, funk, and electro styles, utilizing synthesizers and electronics. During this period, he released the album “Head Hunters,” which is considered to be one of his most notable acts.
Since 2012, he has served as a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also the chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz (formerly known as the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz until 2019).
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