By Michael Lopez It’s hard to top getting recognized by America’s Commander-in-Chief. And this week, Carlos Santana earned the distinction of becoming a Kennedy Center honoree for his contribution to the arts. Carlos was honored alongside icons like ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Huffington Post
You'd probably never expect an opinionated Fox News host to pay tribute to a jazz legend in a room filled with the likes of President Obama , Harry Belafonte , Snoop Dogg , and Tom Morello ; but on Sunday evening, that actually ... FULL ARTICLE AT Mediaite
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight, five leading artists were given their due for a lifetime of achievement last night at the annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. This year's group: Jazz pianist Herbie Hancock ...FULL ARTICLE AT Online NewsHour
Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is a jazz pianist and composer. He embraces elements of rock and soul while adopting freer stylistic elements from jazz.
As part of Miles Davis's "second great quintet", Hancock helped redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section, and was one of the primary architects of the "post-bop" sound. Later, he was one of the first jazz musicians to... Full Article At Wikipedia.org