|Real Name/Full Name:
|Herbert Jeffrey Hancock
|54 years old
|12 April 1940
|Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Gigi Hancock (m. 1968)
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Herbert Jeffrey Hancock, also is known as Herbie Hancock, is an American musician, pianist, actor, composer. He performed many Mozart concerts with the city’s orchestra and later was invited to join Miles Davis Quintet, which defined jazz’s post-bop sound. Then he experimented with other genres like jazz fusion, electro, classical, jazz-funk styles. He was awarded several times for his performances. His first movie was in 1981 titled Concrete Cowboys. His first studio album is Takin’ off(1962).
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Early Life & Biography
Herbie Hancock was born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He was named after a singer and actor named Herb Jeffries. He did his schooling from Hyde Park High School. Herbie never learned jazz or had said never had a teacher, but he developed by listening to the kind of music, and being a child prodigy, he had a sense of harmony. He learned by listening to the records of the vocal group Hi-Lo’s. He considered Chris Anderson as the harmonic guru. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree. Hancock’s album Takin’ Off was liked by Miles Davis, who was creating a new band at that time.
He is married to Gigi Hancock, and they have a daughter Jessica. He practices Nichiren Buddhism as being a member of Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International.’ Buddhism made him believe human beings can live lives of true freedom. He one day found that he was addicted to smoking cocaine. But soon he recovered it.
Age, Height, and Weight:
Being born on 12 April 1940, Herbie Hancock is 54 years old as of today’s date 28th February 2024. His height is 1.75 m tall, and his weight is 75 kg.
Hancock’s album got attention from Mile’s Davis Quintet. When Davis was forming a new band, he came across the jazz talent of Hancock. While being in the Davis band, he managed to record for Blue Note label. He also recorded several musical themes that were used in American television commercials, for example, Standard Oil, Tab diet cola, Virginia Slims cigarettes.
He started to work with elements of rock even he quickly adapted new instruments. Electronic musical instruments also influenced him. His three records were released in 1971-73, known as Mwandishi. He later formed a group called Head Hunters, which was popular within the pop audience. He then recorded a duet with Chick Corea.
Awards & Achievements
He was presented with the Gold record Award of Sony music Poland. Even his name was on Hollywood walk of the frame. He achieved many Grammy awards. His first Grammy award was in the year 1984 for best R&B instrumental performance for Rockit. Even he was awarded the same in the year 1985 for Sound-system. In 1988 he received Best Instrumental Composition for Call Sheet Blues.
In 2008 he received Grammy award Album of the year for River: The Joni Letters. In 2003-2005 he received Best Jazz Instrumental Solo for My Ship and Spoke like a Child. He also got MTV Awards best concept video for Rockit. Even he was awarded the best jazz pianist, keyboardist. He also received the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013 and Benjamin Franklin medal in 2018.
He received a French Award Officer of the order of arts and letters in 1985, and even he received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of music. He was awarded U.S. Radio Award, Best original Music scoring in 1986 for Thom McAnn Shoes.
Net Worth & Salary of Herbie Hancock in 2024
As of 2024, Herbie Hancock has a net worth of $15 million. He is the highest-paid pianist in the world. He has 24,800 subscribers on YouTube, and his video views is more than 3,861,827. He is believed to have the most expensive cars AC Shelby Cobra.
Herbie Hancock is the most exceptional pianist. H is also an actor, musician, composer, and singer. He is also the ambassador of UNESCO. He is the most valuable musician. He is also considered a child prodigy. He has also received many awards in his lifetime, including several Grammy awards for his album, instrumental playing, and even singing. He also follows Buddhist culture because it has affected the way he looked at everything and believes that it has enhanced his life as a human and musician.