May 02, 2012 11:11 AM EDT
Jazz musician Herbie Hancock will reveal intimate details of his career in a memoir due for release in fall 2014, Viking Press said on Tuesday.
Hancock, 71, has become a pioneering force in the jazz and blues music world, earning 14 Grammy awards and an Academy Award over his five-decade career, and seeing many of his songs become music staples.
"There are few artists in any genre who have had a career as rich and influential as Mr. Hancock's, and his memoir promises to be not only the record of a remarkable life and career but a singular chronicle of one of the most fertile periods in the development of jazz," said Clare Ferraro, president of Viking Press.
The pianist and composer, from Chicago, rose to fame in the 1960s playing with trumpeter Miles Davis in his "second great quintet," and composed hits such as "Watermelon Man," "Chameleon" and "Cantaloupe Island."
Hancock is currently an ambassador for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), pledging to use music to cross cultural boundaries and promote literacy and creativity among youth around the world.
Kentucky Opera announced today its appointment of Ian Derrer as the company's new general director. The nomination comes a year after the death of Kentucky Opera's previous director, David Roth. Roth had served in the directorial post since 2006.
A group of classical guitar students, trainees of instrumentalists Dominique Blatti and Ross Townsend, performed a concert on Sunday night in New Zealand. Over 20 of the instructors’ pupils displayed their guitar talents for an attentive audience.
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