Jazz legend, fourteen-time Grammy award winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Herbie Hancock opened up about his life and career in his highly anticipated memoir, Possibilities. To celebrate, Hancock and New Yorker magazine critic Sasha Frere-Jones discussed the details and answered audience prompted questions Wednesday night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Rose Cinema as part of the Unbound: A Literary Series.
A classically trained pianist since the age of 7, Herbie Hancock did not predict his success would be in music, let alone the world of jazz. In fact, he went to college for engineering. To divulge how that pivotal change happened leading to his fourteen Grammy awards and his long anticipated memoir, 'Possibilities,' Hancock and New Yorker magazine critic Sasha Frere-Jones laid it all out in front of a nearly sold out audience on Wednesday night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Rose Cinema as part of the Unbound: A Literary Series.