Herbie Hancock is an award-winning American jazz musician, pianist, composer and actor who began his career in 1961 and grew into one of the finest jazz musicians of his time . His most famous compositions include Watermelon from his 1962 debut album Takin' Off and Maiden Voyage from his 1965 album Maiden Voyage.
He married Gigi Hancock in 1968. He and Gigi have a daughter named Jessica Hancock.
He won an Academy Award in 1986 for his soundtrack album Round Midnight. From 1984 to 2011, he won a total of 14 Grammy Awards.
His 2007 album entitled River: The Joni Letters is the second jazz album to ever win a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father.Herbie Hancock
I think there's a great beauty to having problems. That's one of the ways we learn.Herbie Hancock
I'm always interested in looking forward toward the future. Carving out new ways of looking at things.Herbie Hancock
It's not the style that motivates me, as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project.Herbie Hancock
Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.Herbie Hancock
The thing that we possess, that machines don't, is the ability to exhibit wisdom.Herbie Hancock
While knowledge may provide useful point of reference, it cannot become a force to guide the future.Herbie Hancock
Without wisdom, the future has no meaning, no valuable purpose.Herbie Hancock
You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can't practice to attain wisdom.Herbie Hancock
is a famous American jazz musician, bandleader, and composer,
who was born on
April 12, 1940. As a person born on this date, Herbie Hancock is listed in our database as the 15th
most popular celebrity for the day (April 12) and the 36th most popular for the year (1940).
People born on April 12
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram.
Herbie Hancock is the 475th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Herbie Hancock's birthday, Herbie Hancock is the 3186th most famous American and ranks 88th in famous people born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
In general, Herbie Hancock ranks as the 5676th
most popular famous person of all time.
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