Herbie Hancock

Musician and Composer Herbie Hancock Full Name: Herbie Hancock


Profession: Musician and Composer
Why Famous: Hancock was an instrumental part in the Miles Davis Quintet from 1964 to 1968. In this role he served as one of the primary founders of the post-bob jazz sound. His 2007 album River: The Joni Letters, conceived as a jazz tribute to Joni Mitchell, won the Grammy for Album of the Year, one of only two jazz albums to ever do so.

Born: April 12, 1940 (77 years old)
Star Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA