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Los Angeles Philharmonic Announces 2016-17 Jazz Series Lineup

Kicking off Nov. 6 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

Snarky Puppy 2013
Herbie Hancock delivers keynote address at the Jazz Education Network conference,
Herbie Hancock delivers keynote address at the Jazz Education Network conference, San Diego, 1-15 (photo: Edward Berger)
Cecile McLorin Salvant, London Jazz Festival, Nov. 2015

Kicking off the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s four-concert Jazz Series on Nov. 6 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Calif., will be saxophonist Kamasi Washington, as well as the Ron McCurdy Quartet performing Langston Hughes’ “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz,” a 12-part poem.

On Feb. 19, the L.A. Phil’s creative chair for jazz, pianist Herbie Hancock, will perform with saxophonist Wayne Shorter, trumpeter Terence Blanchard and the L.A. Phil. Together, they will perform Blanchard’s Herbie Hancock: By Himself, “based on several of Hancock’s improvised, impressionistic piano solos transcribed by Blanchard and arranged for orchestra,” according to a press release. Snarky Puppy is scheduled to open the evening.

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