Grammy-winning pianist Herbie Hancock will take over for bassist Christian McBride next year as the Los Angeles Philharmonic's creative chair for jazz.
The 69-year-old Hancock says the two-year stint involves choosing artists to perform at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.
Hancock says he wants to integrate jazz with other genres, from dance to film and computer graphics.
Hancock is also working on a new album he describes as peace through global collaboration," with guests including Chaka Khan and Ravi Shankar's daughter Anoushka Shankar.
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