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Herbie Hancock On The ‘Best Of’ Hollywood Bowl Performances And The Impact Of Jazz




Kamasi Washington, featured in the new series IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

(Image courtesy of Mathew Imaging)
Kamasi Washington, featured in the new series IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL (Image courtesy of Mathew Imaging)
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KCET and PBS SoCal launched a new weekly music series which features the top live Hollywood Bowl performances from the past decade. 

The six-episode series, called “In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, includes archival performances from artists like Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Phil, Misty Copeland, Carlos Santana, Kamasi Washington, Audra McDonald, Herbie Hancock and more. It also offers conversations with artists and insight into the history of the Hollywood Bowl. The third episode in the series explores jazz at the iconic venue, looking at the first jazz concert there and the historical impact of the genre. Today on AirTalk, Larry sits down with Herbie Hancock, legendary pianist and composer and the LA Phil’s creative chair for jazz, to discuss the new series and what role jazz has played over the last 10 years.   

Guest:

Herbie Hancock, noted jazz musician; Oscar and Grammy award winner; Creative Chair for Jazz at the Los Angeles Philharmonic; he tweets @herbiehancock