Herbie Hancock is a talent unlike any other. The composer and musician has proven his genius over and over again since the early 1960s when he was a member of Miles Davis Second Great Quintet and one of the key members of the post-bop movement.
He has recorded classic albums including “Maiden Voyage,” “Head Hunters” and “Future Shock.” In 2008, he won the Grammy for Album of the Year for “River: The Joni Letters.” The album is a tribute to singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell and features Hancock’s interpretations of songs including “Court and Spark” and “The Jungle Line.”
“Rockit” off of “Future Shock” was a huge hit in 1983. The danceable track won five MTV Video Music Awards in 1984.
Hancock has won 14 Grammys, an Academy Award and is a recipient of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors. He is a composer, keyboardist, piano player, genre-bending performer and his fusion of musical worlds will bring thrills to all in attendance at Horseshoe Casino’s Bluesville on Oct. 14.