Herbie Hancock Takes It to the SummerStage

Herbie Hancock Takes It to the SummerStage

The keyboard master opened this summer's concert series in New York's Central Park with a free show featuring Terence Blanchard

PUBLISHED JUNE 16, 2022 – BYJAZZTIMES

Herbie Hancock may be 82 years old, but that doesn’t seem to be slowing him down. The latest case in point: his headlining set at Rumsey Playfield in New York’s Central Park on Saturday, June 11. It was opening night for the 2022 Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage concert series; this particular show, produced in association with the Blue Note Jazz Festival, was free of charge. Following a set by trumpeter Keyon Harrold, Hancock took over with a top-notch band that featured guitarist Lionel Loueke, bassist James Genus, drummer Justin Tyson … and special guest Terence Blanchard on trumpet. 

 

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