Herbie Hancock is one of the great innovators and icons of modern music. A 14-time Grammy Winner, UNESCO Good Will Ambassador and a recipient of 2013 Kennedy Center Honors, Hancock has blazed a trail for contemporary culture at every turn in his career. From his tenure with Miles Davis to creating standards like “Canteloupe Island,” innovative albums like “Headhunters” and the chart-topping “Rockit” – the first Billboard hit to use turntable scratching – Hancock is a true musical legend.
Please join us at the 2014 SFJAZZ Gala on Friday, May 16 to honor the artistic genius of Herbie Hancock with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 2014 SFJAZZ Gala will feature performances by the legendary Herbie Hancock, the star-studded SFJAZZ Collective, the award-winning SFJAZZ High School All-Stars, and an AfterJam party with Charles Bradley, and special surprise guests.
Year after year, the SFJAZZ Gala has continued to draw leaders and creators from all corners of culture, including Robert Redford, Bill Cosby, Clint Eastwood, Danny Glover, Tom Waits, Dave Chappelle, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Chris Tucker, Terrence Howard, Lars Ulrich, Les Claypool, Stewart Copeland, Phil Hellmuth, Ronnie Lott, Vida Blue, Delroy Lindo, Robert Townsend, Amy Tan, Lou Gossett, Jr., Michael Chabon, Miss World Diana Hayden, Shailene Woodley, Shiloh Fernandez, US Representative Nancy Pelosi, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, among others.
All proceeds from the 2014 SFJAZZ Gala support SFJAZZ’s artistic and education programs.