Win Tickets ($85): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Grammy Winner Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington | R&B, Acoustic and Electronic Jazz

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington on August 17. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 29.


From our sponsors:
Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington
August 17, 2019
Doors 5 p.m., Show 7 p.m. | All Ages
$42.50 General Admission, $72.50 Reserved Seating, $102.50 Terrace
More info:

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221
(503) 226-1561

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. With an illustrious career spanning five decades and 14 Grammy® Awards, including Album of the Year for River: The Joni Letters, he continues to amaze audiences across the globe.

There are few artists in the music industry who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B than Herbie Hancock. As the immortal Miles Davis said in his autobiography, “Herbie was the step after Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and I haven’t heard anybody yet who has come after him.”

Kamasi Washington

When Kamasi Washington released his tour de force LP, The Epic, in 2015, it instantly set him on a path as our generation’s torchbearer for progressive, improvisational music that would open the door for young audiences to experience music unlike anything they had heard before. The 172-minute odyssey featuring his 10-piece band, The Next Step, was littered with elements of hip-hop, classical and R&B music, all major influences on the young saxophonist and bandleader, who exceeds any notions of what “jazz” music is.

Released to critical acclaim, The Epic won numerous awards, including the inaugural American Music Prize and the Gilles Peterson Worldwide album of the year. Washington followed that work with collaborations with other influential artists such as Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Run the Jewels, Ibeyi and the creation of “Harmony of Difference,” a standalone multimedia installation during the prestigious 2017 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

In June 2018, Washington released Heaven and Earth to wide praise. The album garnered “best of” awards from Pitchfork, NPR, Variety, GQ, MOJO, and Complex among others. Collaborating with cutting edge filmmakers Bradford Young, Jenn Nkiru, Terence Nance, and Marc Thomas, Washington helped direct AS TOLD TO G/D THYSELF, a film inspired by Heaven and Earth which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019. The film has also screened at The Broad, Stony Island Arts Bank, The Apollo Theater, and 180 The Strand in London.

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109 Responses to Win Tickets ($85): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Grammy Winner Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington | R&B, Acoustic and Electronic Jazz

  1. Joseph June 29, 2019 at 2:46 am #

    Wow! Just to be in the presence of so much jazz firepower would be enough. Herbie is a masterclass interpreter and Kamasi moves into intergalactic modes beyond thought and reason. I would be forever indebted if selected.

    • Kath July 2, 2019 at 8:44 pm #

      Jazz & a summer night!

      • Antonio Apodaca July 7, 2019 at 3:20 pm #

        My dad listens to jazz and got me into some of the great players. And Herbie hancock is one of those who bring so much to music. Being able to see him live would be such an honor. This concert is perfect for the zoo i would love a chance to see it!

    • DAVE KECKES-CHARTREY July 11, 2019 at 12:35 pm #

      Herbie Hancock, jazz legend? I mean, come one, who wouldn’t want to see this?

    • Sara July 11, 2019 at 7:22 pm #

      An outdoor concert at the zoo seeing Herbie Hancock perform live seems like a perfect way to spend a Summer evening.

    • Beverly Wallin July 19, 2019 at 9:33 am #

      Herbie! The jazz great at the Oregon zoo!! I would love to surprise my husband with tickets!

    • NFB July 25, 2019 at 7:34 pm #

      Great spot for wonderful music!

  2. June 29, 2019 at 3:46 am #

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    It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated rehashed information. Wonderful read!
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    • Michael Buck July 2, 2019 at 12:18 pm #

      Masters of what they do. Herbie is a straight up legend of jazz!

      • JP July 2, 2019 at 1:25 pm #

        WOW what a treat it would be to see these icons!

  3. Alberta June 29, 2019 at 7:37 am #

    I would love to attend! My dad always talked about Herbie as he is also a jazz musician!

  4. Diana June 29, 2019 at 10:10 pm #

    It would be amazing to attend this show with my partner who loves Herbie as much as I do.

    • Gena Wallace July 2, 2019 at 2:58 pm #

      Herbie Hancock are you kidding me!! Love his music. This is a great treat!!

  5. Joe Johansson June 30, 2019 at 9:24 am #

    My wife and I have been looking for a good venue to test out our low-rise folding lawnchairs. Not that we’ll be sitting there the whole time, because the show will lend it self to some serious boogie!

  6. Josh June 30, 2019 at 6:08 pm #

    Wow! This would be an amazing show to see.

  7. Chris June 30, 2019 at 6:28 pm #

    Would love this pairing

  8. Erin Staples June 30, 2019 at 6:57 pm #

    Wow! I would love to see the show!

    • Karen Burstein July 5, 2019 at 4:26 pm #

      Please pick us. My boyfriend is a Huge Music Fan. I would Love to surprise Eric DeCuir & “Lift his Spirit” since his 2014 Heart Transplant. He’s doing good on his path to rebuilding his strength & his Love of Life. Seeing Herbie perform live would just put the “icing on the cake” Walk of Life. Lol

  9. Brian July 1, 2019 at 10:25 am #

    What a lineup! Would love to see this.

  10. Joey July 1, 2019 at 10:38 am #

    Hancock has always been a connection between the old jazz guard and the new baton carriers. It’s great to see him paired with someone like Washington. I’d love to go to this!

  11. Chris July 2, 2019 at 10:21 am #

    Jazz living legends!

  12. Martin Acaster July 2, 2019 at 12:18 pm #

    Ready to Rockit

  13. Saul M Korin July 2, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

    Want to see these masters

  14. Brian Gee July 2, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

    I’d love to see Herbie, best Jazz/Fusion musician of all time. I recently discovered Kamasi Washington, such a raw talent. Should be a great show

  15. Therese Long July 2, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

    I would love to see this!

  16. Greg July 2, 2019 at 12:34 pm #

    I would love to attend this show. Thanks!

  17. Steven Estes July 2, 2019 at 12:35 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity- would love to attend!

  18. Glenn B July 2, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

    Love to hear me some smooth Jazz sound on a warm summer night at the best outdoor venue in Portland!

  19. Kelly G July 2, 2019 at 1:02 pm #

    To be given free tickets to hear these two wonderful, celebrated icons, in such a great outdoor venue, would be beyond amazing! Thanks for a chance at a memorable evening!

  20. Robin July 2, 2019 at 1:25 pm #


  21. Michael Pendlebury July 2, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

    I would love to have the chance to see Herbie Hancock – he is top of my bucket list. I’ve just invested in a great box set of his work – he is the BEST!!!

  22. Beth O’Shields July 2, 2019 at 1:49 pm #

    I would love to join my friends at this show who already have tickets! Herbie is a legend!!!

  23. Kelsey Smith July 2, 2019 at 2:43 pm #


  24. tim July 2, 2019 at 3:27 pm #

    would love to go! take my son!

  25. Jason Abell July 2, 2019 at 3:36 pm #

    Love to join you animals at the Zoo!!!

  26. Charissa July 2, 2019 at 3:42 pm #

    Please pick me! Would love to be able to see live at the zoo.

  27. Sam July 2, 2019 at 4:53 pm #

    Epic pairing. I’d love to go!

  28. Josie July 3, 2019 at 7:37 am #

    Herbi Hancock!!!!! Yes please!!!!

  29. Marco1 July 3, 2019 at 9:19 am #

    This concert doesn’t round out Herbie’s bucket list.. but it renews mine. I saw him perform in the 1970s at Stanford University.

    Mr. Hancock was great then; now, the man is a living legend, a cultural treasure.

  30. Mark July 3, 2019 at 9:20 am #

    This concert doesn’t round out Herbie’s bucket list.. but it renews mine. I saw him perform in the 1970s at Stanford University.

    Mr. Hancock was great then; now, the man is a living legend, a cultural treasure.

  31. Jennifer July 3, 2019 at 11:35 pm #

    Ooh.. this would be an amazing birthday show to attend.. thanks so much for the chance.

  32. Alexis July 4, 2019 at 12:29 am #

    Having a chance to listen to the The grand pianist play Herbie this summer in open arena will be surely awesome !!!!!!!!

  33. gregb July 4, 2019 at 10:29 am #


  34. Brandy Border-Rodriguez July 4, 2019 at 5:02 pm #

    To see the legendary Herbie Hancock of course! :-)

  35. Anneliese Autry July 8, 2019 at 9:29 am #

    Would love a night of Jazz at the zoo!!

  36. B Sterling July 8, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

    This will be my first time visiting Portland and I’d love to experience this amazing performance at the Zoo Summer Concerts series. It would definitely make it a memorable trip to say the least!

  37. Bogdan July 9, 2019 at 12:37 pm #

    Jazz and summer are like PB and J. Would love to attend!

  38. Peter July 9, 2019 at 1:25 pm #

    Would love to win!

  39. Lisa July 9, 2019 at 1:33 pm #

    Yes, please! Love Herbie!

  40. Ryan G July 9, 2019 at 1:49 pm #

    This would be such a great birthday present! I really want to see Kamasi Washington.

  41. gayleen d williams July 9, 2019 at 2:20 pm #

    Date night. We need it.

  42. Brig July 9, 2019 at 2:51 pm #

    Rrr-rockit !!!

  43. Marty July 9, 2019 at 2:55 pm #

    Have loved Herbie Hancock since the 80’s, would love to go!

  44. Lily Peacock July 9, 2019 at 3:04 pm #

    Oh My God I would lose my ish to attend this show! Musical glory for the ages, please please luck smile upon me. This would coincide nicely with my sweetie’s birthday as well
    Thank you PDX pipeline.

  45. RK July 9, 2019 at 3:19 pm #

    This would be so cool to go to! I listen to Jazz on the regular, love Herbie and Kamasi is a total rising star!

  46. Hunter July 9, 2019 at 3:40 pm #

    Kamasi Washington is a modern day jazz hero and Herbie is a legend!

  47. Meghan Thomas July 9, 2019 at 3:46 pm #

    Would love this!

  48. Christopher July 9, 2019 at 4:32 pm #

    Herbie Hancock is a legend! ‘Sunlight’ is my favorite album.

  49. Gabe Lempert July 9, 2019 at 4:52 pm #

    Herbie! A living legend I’ve always wanted to see live, and I love the Oregon Zoo Concerts. Please pick me! :)

  50. Hilary P July 9, 2019 at 7:53 pm #

    Jazzed for Herbie! Zoo me. Do.
    Do me, Zoo. Zoom Zoom Zoom.

  51. JEN July 9, 2019 at 10:34 pm #

    Wow!! Yes of course I want to listen to amazing jazz at the zoo…… please send me to Herbie Hancock. PICK ME, PICK ME….. PLEASE PICK ME!

  52. Patricia Gohier July 9, 2019 at 11:17 pm #

    Wow, the greatest! Would love to experience this event! Kids are teens now so we can’t wait to enjoy the city!

  53. Aud July 10, 2019 at 7:38 am #


    • Judith Holmes July 17, 2019 at 11:11 am #

      The master! A chance to see two great jazz musicians in one stage! YES.

  54. Evan David July 10, 2019 at 10:53 am #

    Absolutely a legend
    I would love to go….

  55. Matt July 10, 2019 at 12:45 pm #

    Herbie has a steller Lineup with him. The bass and drummer are monsters. Kamasi and band always puts on a great show. At the Zoo to boot. I hope I get to go and eat some watermelon man!

  56. Cara July 10, 2019 at 2:53 pm #


  57. Emily Zarr Herrera July 10, 2019 at 4:23 pm #

    love him!

  58. Luis Herrera July 10, 2019 at 4:24 pm #

    omg I remember him. Great musician!

  59. Paul S. July 11, 2019 at 11:45 am #

    What an exciting show!! Thaks for the chance pdxpipeline!

  60. Jerry Hunnicutt July 11, 2019 at 3:36 pm #

    I have love Herbie since Maiden Voyage!
    kaduna is new to me. young lion joins Old Lion!

  61. David Meeker July 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm #

    I would very much like to see this show. These guys are my idols!!!!!

  62. Colleen July 11, 2019 at 6:54 pm #

    Please pick me! I would be so honored and would so very much enjoy this show!!!

  63. Solar July 11, 2019 at 7:05 pm #

    I was a strange kid that discovered jazz at a young age in my little suburban town– scrolling through the radio, sleepless, late at night finding college radio stations (I also discovered Dr. Ruth at 3am that way!). Herbie Hancock was one of the first jazz musicians that I really connected with. I was also born the same year that “Head Hunters” came out. That *has* to count for something. And Kamasi Washington??? I mean, come on. A night of pure excellence that I’d love to share with the love of my life. A perfect summer night.

  64. Bob July 11, 2019 at 7:27 pm #

    This would be amazing!

  65. Beau July 12, 2019 at 8:29 am #

    Any chance to see Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington is worth trying!

  66. Dawb July 12, 2019 at 11:44 am #

    Herbie hancock at the zoo, what a perfect evening of music! Yes, please!

  67. Dawn July 12, 2019 at 11:44 am #

    Herbie hancock at the zoo, what a perfect evening of music! Yes, please!

  68. Matt July 12, 2019 at 11:23 pm #

    This would be a lot of fun!

  69. Benjamin Paul Larsen July 15, 2019 at 1:24 pm #

    Me please!

  70. Paula M Seid July 16, 2019 at 12:48 pm #

    Wow! My husband and I would LOVE to go. Jazz + a legend!

  71. Nicole mayer July 16, 2019 at 1:45 pm #

    Herbie was my ringtone in high school and college. I’ve never seen him and think this show would be amazing!

  72. Michael Grover July 16, 2019 at 1:52 pm #

    I would like to attend because I love jazz, and Herbie and Kamasi are two legends!

  73. Linda S July 16, 2019 at 2:01 pm #

    It would be a pleasure to be there.

  74. Hayley July 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm #

    Send me whoop whoop!

  75. Hayley July 16, 2019 at 3:01 pm #

    Herbie and Kamasi? What a show?!

  76. Carolyn Allen July 16, 2019 at 3:28 pm #

    I’m into Herb, and Mr.Hancock, dynamic duo! Sweet!

  77. Mac July 16, 2019 at 3:45 pm #

    I can’t wait this looks so fun!

  78. Charles July 16, 2019 at 4:23 pm #

    Heroes of JAZZ for years and at the zoo with animals too count me in too!

  79. Tim F July 16, 2019 at 5:19 pm #

    Man, I’ve been a Herbie Hancock fan for 5 decades; I have never seen him live. This would be a bucket list item to check off. I would love to win these tickets to celebrate our 20 year anniversary with Herbie.!

  80. Corey F. July 17, 2019 at 10:27 pm #

    What a sweet offer.. I love the culture of their music. I enjoy music with others. What if my name was drawn for this excitively awaited event. This is going to be huge!

  81. Eboni July 18, 2019 at 10:20 am #

    This concert would be amazing!! Herbie is a legend!

  82. Toni Hero July 18, 2019 at 6:47 pm #

    Would love these tickets!

  83. Cormac Burke July 23, 2019 at 9:21 am #

    Herbie rocks!

  84. Nicole July 23, 2019 at 12:34 pm #

    This would be a great anniversary gift for my husband.

  85. Matt G. July 23, 2019 at 12:41 pm #

    The first time I heard Herbie’s album Head Hunters, I was blown away. Would love to hear Herbie play live at the zoo this summer!

  86. Brett A. July 23, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

    I hope the zoo elephants haven’t forgotten me.

  87. Jim Mc July 23, 2019 at 9:46 pm #

    What a show! We have never had a chance to see Herbie!

  88. MacKenzie July 24, 2019 at 3:11 pm #

    This sounds like the funnest way ever to see the zoo for the first time! Can’t wait

  89. Ki July 24, 2019 at 5:56 pm #

    A must see on our bucket list!! I kicked myself when we missed Kamasi last time he came through Portland… now with Herbie Hancock!!

    And a killer venue to see them!! Fingers crossed I finally won one of these ticket contests on here.

    Please pick us!! I would love to surprise my hubby with these tickets!

  90. Charlotte Trowbridge July 25, 2019 at 12:05 pm #

    Herbie is amazing!

  91. Patricia Gohier July 25, 2019 at 4:21 pm #

    I have not been to a zoo concert in years. This is the way to go and what a prize venue!

  92. Lena Bainbridge July 26, 2019 at 10:55 am #

    I’d love to win tickets because I’ve never seen a concert at the zoo before!

  93. Beth July 26, 2019 at 4:09 pm #

    Nothing better than some Jazz on a beautiful Portland night :)

  94. Angela B July 26, 2019 at 5:23 pm #

    Would love to see Herbie and Kamasi! Pick me, please!

  95. Brad July 26, 2019 at 8:55 pm #

    Here’s one of my bucket list items…to see Herbie Hancock

  96. Charlie Y. July 28, 2019 at 4:02 pm #

    Herbie Hancock playing Cantaloupe Island and other favorites on a warm Summer night at the Oregon Zoo, Groovin’ on the lawn with other connoisseurs of classic & contemporary jazz .. What a dream come true that would be!

  97. Cuddi July 30, 2019 at 10:12 pm #

    This would be a perfect way to end the summer.

  98. Tracer August 14, 2019 at 9:42 pm #

    We need some date night music. Please!

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