Pianist and composer Herbie Hancock will be headlining this year’s BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell on August 11, at 7 p.m.
Hancock will be performing with his new band, composed by keyboardist and saxophonist Terrace Martin, guitarist Lionel Loueke, drummer Trevor Lawrence Jr. and bassist James Genus. The Robert Glasper Experience will be playing an opening set, and more surprise guests will be announced soon.
Hancock said, “I’m looking forward to playing at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival with some new music that I’m working on and a new approach on some of my older tunes. I’m also excited about working with some young musicians touring with me for the first time.”
The benefit concert, presented in partnership with (Le) Poisson Rouge, will be the first event in the “This is Our Music” series. The series, which references the 1961 genre defying album by Ornette Coleman, will help support free programming at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival and will be the overall presenting organization of the NYC Winter Jazzfest as well as new programming throughout the year in New York City and beyond.
For more information, go to http://www.thisisourmusiclive.com/