Herbie Hancock will celebrate his 70th birthday with a pair of all-star concerts. A Seven Decades: The Birthday Celebration event will take place at New York’s Carnegie Hall on June 24 as part of the Carefusion Jazz Festival. The Program will feature Hancock and such special guests as India.Arie, Terence Blanchard, Ron Carter, Bill Cosby, Dave Holland, Joe Lovano, Wallace Roney and Wayne Shorter.
After touring his summer in support of his new album The Imagine Project, the keyboardist will host a second birthday event at Hollywood, CA’s Hollywood Bowl on September 1. The West Coast edition of Seven Decades: The Birthday Celebration will feature Hancock, Shorter, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and others.