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Herbie Hancock: Solo Piano

Report of performance by pianist at Verizon Hall- Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, October 8, 2011

Herbie Hancock in performance at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia
Herbie Hancock in performance at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia

The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia kicked off its 10th Anniversary Season of jazz performances with Grammy Award winning pianist, bandleader and composer Herbie Hancock in Verizon Hall. The jazz legend was warmly greeted by the audience with a standing ovation.

The show got underway with a bit of comic relief when the microphone stand broke and Herbie Hancock joked that if he had been a rock star he would have thrown it into the audience. Herbie’s opening remarks included an appreciation for Philadelphia’s “culture and rhythm.”

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