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Herbie Hancock Named L.A. Philharmonic’s Next Creative Chair for Jazz

Herbie Hancock

Add another line to his resume, right underneath “Grammy Award for Album of the Year.”

Herbie Hancock has been named the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s next creative chair for jazz, and will inherit the two-year residency from bassist Christian McBride next year. Always interested in making the music more culturally and commercially accessible, Hancock told the Associated Press: “I’m interested in [the] cross-pollination of music of various cultures. … And I would like to see more interaction between visuals and music. Ballet or some sort of pop-oriented kind of dance interacting with jazz, visuals done with computer graphics or film segments with jazz, or a mixture of jazz and other genres.”

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