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Along with contemporaries like Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea helped bring jazz from the mid-century into its present state. Corea, whose real name is Armando Anthony Corea, was born in 1941 in Massachusetts. His father was a Dixieland-style jazz trumpet player... ... read more

Chick Corea Videos

Chick Corea Akoustic Band - Round Midnight
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Chick Corea Akoustic Band - Round Midnight 97,157 views
Chick Corea & Hiromi Uehara - Spain 1,044,086 views
Chick Corea Electric Band 507,490 views
Amazing Performance by Chick Corea on LEGENDS OF JAZZ 584,808 views
Chick Corea Akoustic Band - How deep is the ocean 86,746 views
Chick Corea Elektric Band - Eternal Child 183,914 views
Chick Corea and Bela Fleck - Spectacle Symphony Hall 2/29/08 46,540 views
Chick Corea and Bobby McFerrin (Montreux Jazz Festival 2001) 456,496 views

Chick Corea Bio

Along with contemporaries like Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea helped bring jazz from the mid-century into its present state. Corea, whose real name is Armando Anthony Corea, was born in 1941 in Massachusetts. His father was a Dixieland-style jazz trumpet player, so Corea grew up surrounded by the jazz standards of the 1930s and 1940s. Corea studied piano and started playing jazz gigs while still in high school. After briefly studying music at Columbia University and the Julliard School, Corea stayed on in New York to develop his career. His first big gig was playing with Cab Calloway. In the 1970s, Corea collaborated with other innovators to explore avant-garde jazz, and was also the pianist with Miles Davis’s band for the albums Files de Kilimanjaro, In a Silent Way, and Bitches Brew. Corea’s style evolved again as he worked in a jazz fusion style with Latin jazz influences. An outspoken Scientologist, Corea credits the religion for influencing his music. From 1973 to present, Corea has been nominated for fifty-nine Grammy Awards and has won twenty.

Chick Corea User Comments

Skylar H. May 9, 2013
Chick is one of the undisputed jazz legends who we're still fortunate to have with us today (let alone one who is still performing!) He is one of the most important jazz fusion artists of all time, from his own albums and his groups Return To Forever, Circle, and the Akoustic/Elektric Bands, but also importantly for his role in the groundbreaking fusion albums by Miles Davis. With roots in latin jazz and traditional jazz as well, Chick is a versatile pianist with an astounding career who definitely should be sought out live just for seeing such an important and talented musical figure in person.

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