Jazz St. Louis will feature the music of Herbie Hancock in two upcoming programs that were announced this week.
The next meeting of JSL's CD Listening Club will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13 at Borders Books and Music, 1519 S. Brentwood, and will focus on Hancock's album Maiden Voyage, a critical and commercial breakthrough for the pianist and composer as he was establishing his solo career in the 1960s.
JSL executive director Gene Dobbs Bradford and Dr. Gerald Early, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters at Washington University in St. Louis, will lead the discussion. The CD Listening Club is free and open to the public, but those interested in attending are asked to reserve a place by calling Kedra Tolson at 314-289-4034.
The next evening, pianist Adaron "Pops" Jackson and his band will perform a tribute to Hancock for JSL's first Whitaker Community Concert of the fall season. The concert is free and open to the public, and will take place at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 14 at the Community Music School of Webster University, 535 Garden Avenue in Webster Groves.