The Epic. Fourteen-time Grammy-winning pianist Herbie Hancock follows with the band he’s been fronting most recently, including guitarist Lionel Loueke, bassist James Genus, mega-drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa) and South L.A.’s own Terrace Martin on saxophones and keyboards. For jazz fans, this should be an evening to remember.
With two generations of the finest in jazz on the same bill, this shapes up to be one of the best jazz events presented at the Bowl in the past several years. Opening the evening is saxophonist Kamasi Washington, with many of his cohorts from L.A. jazz collective The West Coast Get Down, including the original double drum pairing of Ronald Bruner Jr. and Tony Austin and twin keyboardists Brandon Coleman and Cameron Graves, plus the full choir and string section Washington first used at the 2015 live premiere of his debut album,