Chick Corea Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Armando Anthony Corea was born on 12 June 1941, in Chesterfield, Massachusetts USA, of Spanish and Italian descent. Chick is a pianist and composer, best known for his contributions to jazz and fusion music. He was a member of the Miles Davis band in the 1960s, and helped contribute to the birth of the electric jazz fusion movement. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Chick Corea? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through success in the music industry. He also formed Return to Forever, in the 1970s, meantime helping in fundraising for numerous social issues. All of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Chick Corea Net Worth $3 million

Chick was introduced to the piano at a young age, and he grew up surrounded by jazz music as his father was a trumpet player in the genre. He also took up drums and would grow fond of percussion instruments. He then took classical music lessons, and improved his musical composition skills, before becoming a part of St. Rose Scarlet Lancers as a performer and soloist. Chick started playing music while in high school and then moved to New York City after matriculating. He attended Columbia University and Juilliard but quit both schools since he found them disappointing. However, he stayed in New York to pursue a career in music.

Corea began playing professionally in the 1960s, and made his first album as a band leader in “Tones for Joan’s Bones” in 1966, then released his own album “Now He Sings, Now He Sobs” two years later. He then started associating with various avant garde players and would start experimenting on music which would later become jazz fusion. He did a lot of solo work, and live recordings with Miles Davis, and joined Davis’ band in 1968, helping him record numerous albums. Some of his projects during this time include ‘Black Beauty: Live at the Fillmore West” and “In a Silent Way”. He continued to tour with the band in 1970, and then left to form his own group called Circle. This eventually led to him going solo the following year, recording solo sessions called “Piano Improvisations Vol. 1” and “Piano Improvisations Vol. 2”. His net worth was now well established.

Chick then took a style change, now playing jazz fusion which incorporated a lot of Latin jazz elements. He formed the band Return to Forever and released two albums, plus projects including “Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy” and “Light as a Feather”. He also had duet projects, working with Gary Burton and pianist Friedrich Gulda. He continued to make music, forming the bands Chick Corea Elektric Band, New Trio, and Akoustic Band. In 1986 he signed with GRP Records, which ultimately led to the release of 10 albums through the mid-1990s, confirming his status and popularity, as well as growing his net worth.

In 2001, he formed the Chick Corea New Trio and released the album “Past, Present & Futures”. He also started to venture into other genres of music, such as contemporary classical music, but continued to release jazz fusion albums primarily though he experimented in most of them. His 2006 album “Ultimate Adventure” won a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, and two years later, he created the Five Peace Band and would start touring around the world. A few of his latest projects include Chick Corea & The Vigil which formed in 2013, and playing at the Blue Note Jazz Club in celebration of his 75th birthday.

For his personal life, it is known that Corea married musician Gayle Moran in 1972. He is known to be a scientologist, and has credited the religion for helping him with his relationships and music.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 12, 1941
Birth place: Chesterfield, Massachusetts USA
Profession:Jazz pianist
Education:Columbia University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Gayle Moran
Parents:Armando J. Corea, Anna Corea
Music groups:Return to Forever, Chick Corea Elektric Band (Since 1986), The Jazz Messengers, Circle (1970 – 1971)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1His son Thaddeus Corea is also a musician.
2Jazz keyboardist.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Improvised Jazz SoloFor the song "Fingerprints."
2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Jazz Instrumental AlbumFor the album "Trilogy."


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bi no tsuboTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2013 writer - 2 episodes, 2013
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV Special performer: "Take Five"
Musik in der Luft2012TV Movie writer: "Spain" - as Ch. Corea
Empire2002writer: "Diferente"
You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown!1990TV Special documentary performer: "The Great Pumpkin Waltz"
Cat Chaser1989performer: "CAT CHASER" / writer: "CAT CHASER"
The Road to Freedom: L. Ron Hubbard and Friends1986Video documentary short "The Way to Happiness"
Too Hot to Handle1975writer: "No Mystery" - uncredited

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heidi beim Geräuschemacher2016Documentary short
Talking Sticks: A Musical Journey2014Documentary
Cat Chaser1989
A Picasso on the Beach1988Short
Flor cosmica1977Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Return to Forever: Inside the Music2012Documentary executive producer
Rendezvous in New York2004Video documentary co-executive producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Apple Tree2015Short musician

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician
Jazz at the White House2016TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Back in Brooklyn2016DocumentaryHimself
Al Jarreau l'enchanteur2016DocumentaryHimself
Paco de Lucía: la búsqueda2014DocumentaryHimself
Béla Fleck: How To Write A Banjo Concerto2014DocumentaryHimself
60 Minutes2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Jazz Musician (segment "The Virtuoso")
Jazz and the Philharmonic2014TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Support
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Return to Forever: Inside the Music2012DocumentaryHimself
Entre dos aguas2012DocumentaryHimself
Hamburg Journal2012TV SeriesHimself
Down the Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story2011DocumentaryHimself
The BET Honors 20112011TV MovieHimself
Tavis Smiley2007TV SeriesHimself
Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis: Showcase2006TV MovieHimself
Keith Jarrett: The Art of Improvisation2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue2004DocumentaryHimself
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Rendezvous in New York2004Video documentaryHimself
Francisco Sánchez: Paco de Lucía2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Evening at Pops2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Miles Davis Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Chick Corea and Friends: Live1996Video documentaryHimself
Orientation: A Scientology Information Film1996Documentary shortHimself - Musician (uncredited)
Miles Davis and Friends1992TV Movie documentaryHimself - Keyboard
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Today1989TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Sábado noche1988TV SeriesHimself
The Road to Freedom: L. Ron Hubbard and Friends1986Video documentary shortHimself - Featured Performer, Piano (song "The ARC Song")
Late Night with David Letterman1985TV SeriesHimself
History of Jazz1984TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Live from Lincoln Center1983TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer
Chick Corea: A Very Special Concert1982TV SpecialHimself
Nancy Wilson: A Very Special Concert1982TV SpecialHimself
Música Para Sempre1980DocumentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHimself - Jazz Pianist / Himself - Musician
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Rock Concert1974TV SeriesHimself

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