Internationally acclaimed pianist Michiel Borstlap pays tribute to legendary American bandleader and jazz pianist Herbie Hancock. Like Hancock, Borstlap is always looking for that surprising next step in his artistic development. Versatility, virtuosity, showmanship, business savvy and a liberating disregard for genres or pigeonholes.


After a number of wonderful, often intimate and vulnerable solo projects, the itch returned: alone is just alone, so Michiel Borstlap will work with his own band again, consisting of Glenn Gaddum Jr., Yoràn Vroom and Jerôme Hol. Borstlap's impressive career takes us from the desert of Qatar to Carnegie Hall, from the Thelonious Monk Award to a collaboration with Ludovico Einaudi.

Through the roots of jazz, Michiel Borstlap built an indelible and established name that reaches far beyond its borders. Time for an ode to his own hero. An ode to the man who was often allowed to show him the way.