Herbie Hancock Performs Selections From His GRAMMY-Winning Album 'River: The Joni Letters' on Celebrated Music Series 'Live From Abbey Road'

'Artist of the Year' Stuns With Headlining Shows at Major Jazz Fests

Jun 20, 2008, 01:00 ET from Verve Music Group

    NEW YORK, June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 26th, Herbie Hancock will
 perform selections from his GRAMMY Award winning Album of the Year 'River:
 The Joni Letters' on the new season of Sundance Channel's acclaimed
 original music series 'Live From Abbey Road.' Corrine Bailey Rae will join
 the legendary jazz musician for their only live performance to date of the
 album's title track "River." Hancock also recruited talented young singer
 Sonya Kitchell, who is performing with him on tour this spring and summer,
 as well as the world-class musicians Wayne Shorter and Vinnie Colaiuta to
 accompany him for the session.
     Tune in June 26th at 10pm to sample some of the "ceaselessly eclectic
 set" (Daily Variety, 6.16.08) Hancock's performing on the road. Watch
 "River" from 'Live From Abbey Road' here:
     Critical praise continues for Herbie Hancock; now for his 'River of
 Possibilities ' tour which included a performance at the Playboy Jazz Fest
 last week and at Carnegie Hall as part of the JVC Jazz Fest this Monday,
 June 23rd. Hancock's "intimate reinvention" (NY Times, 9.9.07) of Joni
 Mitchell songs, 'River: The Joni Letters' (Verve) garnered two GRAMMY
 awards this year including the prestigious Album of the Year prize. Also,
 this week the Jazz Journalists Association named Hancock Artist of the
     "(At the 30th Playboy Jazz Festival) Hancock coursed through funk, jazz
Joni Mitchell interpretations with an easy shifting stylistic focus that managed to both settle into deep grooves and hit heights of spontaneous invention." - Orange County Register (CA), 6.16.08 http://www.herbiehancock.com/ http://www.shorefire.com/clients/herbiehancock http://www.ververecords.com

SOURCE Verve Music Group