Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Herbie Hancock to perform
Thursday, August 10 at Powell Hall

Keyboard player, composer and musical icon Herbie Hancock is returning to St. Louis to perform on Thursday, August 10 at Powell Symphony Hall.

Announced today by Hancock, the show is one of a dozen late-summer dates appended to the end of a previously announced European tour, starting August 6 at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ, finishing in the USA on August 23 at the Hollywood Bowl, and skipping back over the Atlantic for one last show in September at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Hancock (pictured) last played St. Louis in March, 2012 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. His band for the 2017 tour will feature three familiar sidemen - bassist James Genus, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, and guitarist Lionel Loueke - plus a recent addition, keyboardist/saxophonist Terrace Martin, who's been collaborating with Hancock on new music for a possible release this year. Hancock's most recent album, The Imagine Project, came out in 2010.

Today's announcement did not include ticket prices or an on-sale date for the St. Louis show, but as soon as more information is available, this post will be updated.

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