One of the all-time great keyboard players, Herbie Hancock, will be making 6 guest lectures at Harvard University during the spring of 2014 as part of a program called The Ethics Of Jazz. This is part of the Charles Eliot Norton Professorship in Poetry, where poetry extends to music as well. Previous masters to hold this position as the Norton Chair at Harvard include T.S. Eliot (1932-33), Igor Stravinsky (1939-40), Leonard Bernstein (1972-73), and John Cage (1988-89).
Herbie discussed the program in a fantastic 15 minute interview with BBC Radio's Up All Night:
Here is the full schedule and ticket info from Harvard's website.
THE ETHICS OF JAZZ
4pm, Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street
Set 1 - THE WISDOM OF MILES DAVIS
Monday, February 3
Set 2 - BREAKING THE RULES
Wednesday, February 12
Set 3 - CULTURAL DIPLOMACY AND THE VOICE OF FREEDOM
Thursday, February 27
Set 4 - INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Monday, March 10
Set 5 - BUDDHISM AND CREATIVITY
Monday, March 24
Set 6 - ONCE UPON A TIME…
Monday, March 31
Events are free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available starting at noon on the day of each lecture at Sanders Theatre and online (handling fee applies). Limit of 2 tickets per person. Tickets valid until 3:45 p.m. on the day of the event.