The Edge of Jazz

Herbie Hancock curates a night of new works that highlight the border between improvised and compositional music. (Some composers not scheduled to perform.)


  • Hitomi OBA: new work for chamber ensemble
  • Vijay IYER: new work for ensemble
  • Tyshawn SOREY: new work for chamber ensemble
  • Kamasi WASHINGTON: new work for ensemble
  • Billy CHILDS: new work for ensemble
  • Hermeto PASCOAL: new work for chamber ensemble


  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Paolo Bortolameolli conductor

About This Performance

Herbie Hancock highlights new works from some of the most important and forward-thinking composers currently working at the border between improvisational and compositional music.

All pieces performed by the LA Phil New Music Group, with appearances from Billy Childs and Hitomi Oba. 

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