The second annual International Jazz Day takes place Tuesday, April 30. Amoeba has made available signed copies of Herbie Hancock’s The Imagine Project on vinyl for sale in-store or on Amoeba.com for $35. Released in 2010, the double-disc Imagine Project features collaborations between the jazz legend and artists including Pink, Seal, John Legend, Susan Tedeschi, Tinariwen, Los Lobos, Dave Matthews, Chaka Khan and many others. The versions recorded of standards and classics incorporate musics from around the world, including a version of John Lennon’s “Imagine” boosted by the beats of Congolese group Konono No. 1 and a version of Bob Dylan’s “The Times, They Are a Changin’” featuring the West African kora, the Celtic flute and Uilleann pipes. The album was complemented by a documentary about the recording process called Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, which Amoeba screened last year.
Monday, April 30, 2012 is the first annual International Jazz Day and to celebrate we're screening a documentary about Herbie Hancock, who, in addition to being a legendary, talented musician, is also the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for International Jazz Day. Join us for a FREE screening of Herbie Hancock: Possibilities at Space15Twenty in Hollywood on 4/30 at 8pm. We'll have a video message from Herbie Hancock to kick it off!
Watch part of our conversation with Herbie Hancock recently at Amoeba Hollywood. He spoke with us about the first International Jazz Day and the legacy of Jazz throughout the world.
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities
Ordinary music soars to extraordinary heights as gifted keyboardist Herbie Hancock joins forces with a variety of well-known music superstars to offer a completely original listening experience. As Hancock collaborates with such artists as Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, Sting, and Brian Eno, the cameras are permitted into the studios and behind-the-scenes to show just what happens when some of the greatest music minds of a generation converge.
Monday, April 30 at 8pm
1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Part of our Monday Movies series - a neighborhood collaboration between Amoeba and Space15Twenty and a great way to celebrate Monday night in Hollywood…and it's FREE!
Born in Chicago in 1940, Mr. Hancock was a child piano prodigy who performed a Mozart piano concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11. He began playing jazz in high school, and cultivated a passion for electronics and science, double-majoring in music and electrical engineering in college. Over the course of his five decade career, his music has influenced musicians across genres, including jazz, soul, and electronic. As the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Mr. Hancock will kick off the festivities in Paris on April 27, then flying to New Orleans and New York for events in both cities on April 30.
We're screening a documentary about Mr. Hancock called Herbie Hancock: Possibilities for FREE on Monday, April 30 at Space 15Twenty (across from Amoeba Hollywood). More info.
YOU ARE INVITED to our April screening series in Hollywood! We're bringing back our Monday Movie series at Space 15Twenty (up the street from Amoeba). Every Monday night in April you can see a different music-related film that we have selected and it's FREE!
Sign up for the Amoeba newsletter at Space15Twenty on Monday Movie Nights and you could win our April Shopping Spree $100 gift certificate!!
What: FREE Weekly Monday night films, curated by Amoeba Music
When: Every Monday at 8pm – from April 2nd through April 30th
Where: In the courtyard of Space15Twenty
1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Why: A neighborhood collaboration and a great way to spend a Monday night in Hollywood… and it's FREE!
April 2, 2012 – RE:GENERATION MUSIC PROJECT
The Re:Generation Music Project follows five electronic DJs/producers - DJ Premier, Skrillex, Pretty Lights, Mark Ronson and The Crystal Method - as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music (Rock, R&B, Country, Jazz, and Classical). These five distinctive DJs collaborate with some incredibly talented (and some unlikely) partners - The Doors, Martha Reeves, Erykah Badu,Trombone Shorty, Mos Def, Zigaboo Modeliste, Nas,Leann Rimes, Dr. Ralph Stanley - to discover how our musical past is influencing the future. The documentary was produced in association with the Grammys and presented by Hyundai Veloster.
This year marks the 54th annual Monterey Jazz Festival AND the very first to have Amoeba Music onsite with a Mini-Amoeba store and as a sponsor!
The Monterey Jazz Festival runs September 16 - 18 at the Monterey Fairgrounds (2000 Fairground Road in Monterey, California), which has been the site of the Festival since its inception in 1958!
This year's GRAMMY® Award-winning lineup includes headliners Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Huey Lewis & The News, Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band featuring Terence Blanchard, James Farm featuring Joshua Redman, India.Arie & Idan Raichel, John Pizzarelli Quartet, An Afternoon in Treme with Dumpstaphunk, Soul Rebels, Kermit Ruffins & Glen David Andrews, Hiromi: The Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips, Miles Davis/Gil Evans: Still Ahead Orchestra directed by Vince Mendoza and featuring Terence Blanchard, Peter Erskine & Miles Evans celebrating music from Miles Ahead, Porgy & Bess, and Sketches of Spain...and more.