Herbie Hancock Appointed 2014 Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard

Will give a series of lectures on "The Ethics of Jazz"

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Kris King

Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock has been named the 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. According to a press release, “Hancock will give his six Norton Lectures, ‘The Ethics Of Jazz,’ in February and March.” The series follows Hancock’s receipt of a Kennedy Center Honor in December.

“The Ethics Of Jazz,” the release explains, “will examine topics including ‘The Wisdom of Miles Davis,’ ‘Breaking the Rules,’ ‘Cultural Diplomacy and the Voice of Freedom’ and ‘Innovation and New Technologies.'”

The lectures will take place at Sanders Theatre at Harvard University on Feb. 3, Feb. 12, Feb. 27, March 10, March 24 and March 31. Lectures begin at 4 p.m. and are open to the public.

For additional information on the lectures, visit Lectures.