Achieved success with his album <i>Gershwin's World</i>, which featured Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell and Shorter
Ceased collaborating with Davis and branched out musically to pursue fusion with Mwandishi
Made feature debut scoring Michelangelo Antonioni's "Blow-Up"
First TV-movie music credit, "The George McKenna Story" (CBS)
Hosted the cable series "Showtime Coast to Coast"
Partnered with Michael Brecker and Roy Hargrove to record a live concert album saluting Davis and John Coltrane called <i>Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall</i>
Played jazz piano in a trio while working towards an engineering degree at Grinnell College
Served as music director for theCinemax special, "The Neville Brothers: Tell It Like It Is" (also featured in)
Worked with Miles Davis, with whom he recorded often for Blue Note Records
Released the duet album, <i>Possibilities</i>, which featured duets with Carlos Santana, Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, John Mayer, Christina Aguilera, Sting and others; the album earned two Grammy nominations
Appeared as himself in the biographical feature, "Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones"
Formed band and released breakthrough album of the same title, <i>Headhunters</i>
Returned to earlier jazz influences and formed the acoustic group, V.S.O.P.
Reunited with Headhunters for the album <i>Return of the Headhunters</i>
Released the album, <i>River: The Joni Letters</i>, a tribute album in honor of Joni Mitchell, a longtime associate and friend of Hancock; earned a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year
Earned three Grammy nominations for <i>The Imagine Project</i>, which features collaborations from various artists; the album was complemented by a documentary about the recording process
Began playing piano at age seven
Released the album <i>Tribute to Miles</i> to honor his mentor Miles Davis, who had died in 1991
Was performing with the Chicago Symphony by age 11
Released first solo LP, <i>Watermelon Man</i>, after working with trumpeter Donald Byrd
Made feature acting debut, also credited for music, music arrangement, and music direction, in "'Round Midnight"; earned Best Original Music Score Oscar
Made feature debut as song performer in "The Bitch"; also received song credit for "I Thought It Was You"
Made TV debut with the soundtrack for "Fat Albert Rotunda," a Bill Cosby animated special
Known for such albums as "Head Hunters" and "Possibilities"
Popular songs include "Rockit" and "Cantaloupe Island".
Was named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
Appeared as the Defence Minister in Luc Besson's "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"