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HERBIE HANCOCK WAS HONORED AND RECEIVED IJDAZF’s 2017 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AFTER HIS CONCERT IN ARIZONA AS PART OF HIS WORLD TOUR AT THE MESA ARTS CENTER IN MESA ARIZONA.

The International Jazz Day AZ Foundation recognizes lifetime contributions and exceptional service of certain individuals to African-American culture in music, media, film, service, and education. This Int’l Jazz Day AZ foundation special award will someday be tape and premiered during Black History Month every year.

Mr. Hancock said, “Music truly is the universal language and, in line with my release, “The Imagine Project,” explores that concept across the globe, uniting a myriad of cultures through song and positive creative expression. My hope is that this music will serve as a metaphor for the actions taken by the inhabitants of this wonderful planet as a call for world harmony at every level. In these days we really need healing and harmony.”

Herbie’s views on global musing are the power of the song brings people together. The recordings for Herbie Hancock, like his “Imagine Project,” have taken place in each collaborator’s home territory whenever possible, and embody the spirit, hearts, sounds, colors, and flavor of each locale—a complete sensory musical experience. The result is an album without borders, both a celebration and a call to action.

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