Chick Honors Herbie Hancock at White House Celebration

Chick closed out 2013 by honoring his friend and musical compatriot Herbie Hancock, as Herbie received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor at a star-studded event in Washington, DC, in front of an audience that included President Obama and the First Lady — plus fellow honorees Carlos Santana, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine and Martina Arroyo. Herbie was blown away as Chick and an all-star band (including Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Wayne Shorter and Terence Blanchard) played a killin’ version of “Walkin’.”

Chick & Joshua Redman

Chick & Joshua Redman

The Kennedy Center Honors band

The Kennedy Center Honors band

Chick and Wayne Shorter

Chick and Wayne Shorter

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