SoCal Connected Presents 'Herbie Hancock - All That's Jazz' Oct. 28 at 8:30 PM

 SOCAL CONNECTED PRESENTS "HERBIE HANCOCK- ALL THAT'S JAZZ"

 

AN EXTRAORDINARY LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES WITH HERBIE HANCOCK

ALL NEW EPISODE AIRS OCTOBER 28 AT 8:30 PM

 

LOS ANGELES, October 21 - In a special episode, SoCal Connected correspondent Michael Okwu gains unprecedented access to the "Ambassador of Jazz," Herbie Hancock, at home and on stage.

 

The legendary 14-time Grammy winner opens up about his life, history, and accomplishments from over half a century of music-making with some of the greatest artists the jazz movement has ever seen. This special extended look at Hancock includes interviews with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan, and Los Angeles Times jazz critic, Chris Barton.

 

SoCal Connected takes you on a journey from the origins of Hancock's career as a musical prodigy when he played with legendary trumpeter Miles Davis, to his time recording hit songs for commercials and TV, to the present as he spearheads the LA Philharmonic & Hollywood Bowl jazz programs with renowned composer Gustavo Dudamel. The half hour special also features amazing performances and never before seen footage of Hancock. 

 

Tune-in this Friday to learn more about the iconic musician!

 

The all-new episode airs Friday, October 28 at 8:30 p.m.

 

The Executive Producer of SoCal Connected is Bret Marcus. Co-Executive Producer is Justine Schmidt. Anchor is Val Zavala.

 

About SoCal Connected

SoCal Connected, winner of the Peabody and duPont-Columbia awards, 14 Emmy® Awards, 15 Golden Mikes, 18 LA Press Club Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Documentary and Los Angeles Magazine's "Best New Local TV Program" of 2009, airs Fridays (8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.), with encores Saturdays (6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.), Sundays (6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.) and Mondays (10:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.) exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view episodes online or to post comments, please visit www.kcet.org/socalconnected. 

 

SoCal Connected is made possible through the generous support of The Ahmanson Foundation, serving the Los Angeles community since 1952; Jim and Anne Rothenberg; The Maddocks-Brown Foundation; The Elizabeth Hofert-Dailey Trust; The John Randolph Haynes & Dora Haynes Foundation; The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, UCLA and U.S. Bank.

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