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Herbie Hancock received an honorary doctorate from Juilliard - News

Articles jazz: Herbie Hancock received the diploma of doctorate honoris causa from Juilliard - Kimberly Huynh — Jazz Articles(@ import url(http://www.google.com/cse/api/branding.css); Open a sessionRegister JazzTimes 23/05/11 Herbie Hancock receives Ph.d. honoris causa from Juilliard also honoured were composer and conductor John Adams, actor Derek Jacobi and choreographer Twyla Tharp. Kimberly huynh

With a career of wide that spans five decades and brought to him fourteen Grammy Awards, Herbie Hancock has received other recognition for all his contributions to the community of jazz and music. Famous jazz pianist and producer has received an honorary doctorate in music from the Juilliard School, Friday, may 20, 2011 106th ceremony launching at Alice Tully Hall School. Other recipients of the honorary doctorate were composer and conductor John Adams, actor Derek Jacobi and choreographer Twyla Tharp.

Hancockatjulliard_depth1Herbie Hancock 1-106th ceremony launching the Juilliard received his honorary degree by Peter Schaaf Hancockatjulliard2_depth1 2 Herbie Hancock at 106th launch ceremony of the Juilliard received his honorary degree from the Juilliard Provost and Dean, Ara Guzelimian and Juilliard President Joseph w. Polisi by Peter Schaaf 1 2

Hancock was born in Chicago in 1940. First of all, it enters the stage musical at the age of 11, a young piano prodigy and performed Piano Concerto No. 5 in d major with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra of Mozart. Hancock released his first album jazz, takin' ' Off, in 1962 on the Blue Note label. Shortly after, Miles Davis recruited Hancock, and their five years working together with other artists, they have produced many influential, including albums

In addition to his musical contributions, Hancock worked to help keep the legacy of jazz as President of Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. Hancock serves as founder of The International Committee of artists for peace, to show how the arts can promote the principles of humanism and non-violence.

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