Bangkok Meets Hancock: Jazz Legend Comes to Thailand

Events — By Kevin Revolinski on April 20, 2011 at 4:03 am

There aren’t too many old-school jazz legends left. Herbie Hancock is surely one of them, however. Having played way back in the day with Miles Davis, this jazz pianist is a performer one shouldn’t miss. And next month he’ll be playing at Royal Paragon Hall here in Bangkok.

Like one of his most famous songs, Hancock has been a bit of a “Chameleon” over the years. From his quintet performances with Miles Davis, to funk and the advent of synthesizers, through some fusion in the 70s, and even a bit of MTV pop work with the song “Rockit” when scratching was still a new thing, Hancock has had a colorful career. He has almost 50 studio albums to his name and played for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

If there is one jazz event you attend this year in Thailand, this wouldn’t be the worst choice. Herbie Hancock will perform at Royal Paragon Hall at Siam Paragon on Sunday, May 8 at 8 pm. Tickets available via Thai Ticket Major, range from 1,200 to 4,500 baht. Go to or call 02-262-3456.

Looking for a club where you can catch some live jazz in the Big Mango? See NileGuide’s list of best places for jazz in Bangkok.

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