A Tribute to Herbie Hancock (A Music from Colby Event)
Colby Faculty Jazz Ensemble
Saturday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., Waterville Opera House
The Colby Faculty Jazz Ensemble and guest artists Jesse Feinberg (piano) and Wells Gordon (double bass) collaborate on a tribute to Herbie Hancock. Hancock has had a major influence on the evolution of jazz. In his album The New Standard, Hancock adopted the technique of crafting “new standards” by retooling the music of artists from Nirvana to Sade. The ensemble interprets Hancock’s hits from the Maiden Voyage and Head Hunters albums with a few compositional twists from composer-performers Carl Dimow, Mark Tipton, and Eric Thomas.