By Matt Micucci
Herbie Hancock is one of the greatest jazz musicians in modern history. He will be headlining the latest in a series of Cunard Blue Note “Jazz at Sea“-themed Transatlantic Crossings on board Queen Mary 2 in 2016.
The multi Grammy Award winning star will perform three, 45-minute intimate shows in The Royal Court Theatre on board Queen Mary 2’s 8-night crossing from Southampton to New York on August 1-9, 2016.
Herbie’s career spans over five decades, writing the very first jazz album ever to go platinum and winning 14 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for River: The Joni Letters.
Miles Davis, one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century once described Herbie as, “the step after Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and I haven’t heard anybody yet who has come after him.”
“Some members of my band sailed on the first Queen Mary 2 Blue Note voyage in November this year and had an amazing time, ” said Hancock. “I am really looking forward to sailing across the Atlantic on such an iconic ship and sharing some great music with everyone on board.”
During the westbound Transatlantic Crossing, Herbie will be joined by band members, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, bassist James Genus and guitarist Lionel Loueke.
Richard Meadows, president, Cunard North America. “Having Herbie on board will be a pinnacle entertainment experience for our guests and for our company.”
For more information about Queen Mary 2 or to book a voyage, contact your Travel Consultant, call Cunard toll free at 1-800-728-6273, or visit www.cunard.com.