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October 28, 2011

For this special edition, correspondent Michael Okwu gained unprecedented access to jazz great Herbie Hancock, at home and on stage.

The legendary 14-time Grammy winner opened up about his life, history, and accomplishments from over half a century of music-making with some of the jazz world's greatest artists. This special half-hour features amazing performances and never-before-seen footage of Hancock.  It also 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 tracing the origins of Hancock's career as a musical prodigy with legendary trumpeter Miles Davis, his days recording hit songs for commercials and TV, and his current role spearheading jazz programs for the L.A. Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl with renowned composer Gustavo Dudamel.

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