Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter Pen Inspiring Open Letter To The Next Generation Of Artists
“You cannot hide behind a profession or instrument; you have to be human.”
Throughout their historic careers, Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter have championed the morality of artists over art itself, appealing to the humanity of any creator, great or unknown. And as they continue to embody those sentiments through masterful musicianship and penchants for out-of-the-box collaboration, the giants of jazz have joined forces once more in an attempt to pass these virtues on to the next generation of artists, penning a deeply-touching, 10-point open letter to the aspiring creators of our time, outlining the commandments of creative enginuity like few, if any, before them.
The letter was published via NEST HQ, who reached out to Hancock and Shorter for a word on how today’s musicians and bedroom beatmakers can emulate their own poise and accountability and put that forth through their respective crafts. It’s an inspiring read to say the least, but certainly one that any artist or fan should take to heart. Hit the link below to read Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter’s open letter to the new era. We hope you all take heed.