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Hot Date: Hancock Plays Gershwin

Herbie Hancock

OCTOBER 22 Herbie Hancock brings rhythm and soul to Toronto for a concert paying tribute to another American jazz master—George Gershwin. Accompanied by the Massey Hall Orchestra, Hancock is slated to perform a suite from Porgy and Bess, Gershwin’s masterful Rhapsody in Blue, as well as additional selections for solo piano. Winner of 14 Grammy Awards and numerous other accolades, the jazz legend is known both for his inventive performance style and his respect for the genre’s roots. Expect a show that blends classicism and modernity in equal measure. Massey Hall,
8 p.m., $59.50 to $149.50; call 416-872-4255 or visit here to reserve.

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