Herbie Hancock

Music icon Herbie Hancock will headline Jazz 91.9 WCLK’s 43rd Anniversary Fall Benefit Concert on Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Atlanta Symphony Hall. The evening will also be a celebration of the 2017 recipients of the Jazz Legacy Awards. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

The benefit concert is the major fundraiser for the Clark Atlanta University-based radio station.

With an illustrious career spanning five decades and 14 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for “River: The Joni Letters,”  Herbie Hancock continues to be a musical pioneer. As the legendary Miles Davis said in his autobiography, “Herbie was the step after Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and I haven’t heard anybody yet who has come after him.”

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.