The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced that Grammy-winning jazz artist Herbie Hancock will become its new creative chair for jazz. He succeeds bassist Christian McBride.

During his two-year tenure with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Hancock will oversee jazz programming at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall. He will begin with the Hollywood Bowl's 2010 season.

In related news, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has officially revealed the Hollywood Bowl's summer season for 2009. Artists scheduled to perform at the 17,300-seat venue this summer include Adele (June 28), John Fogerty (July 2-4), Death Cab for Cutie (July 5), Ray LaMontagne (July 12), Faith Hill (July 17-18), Grace Jones (July 26), Liza Minnelli (Aug. 28-29) and the Beastie Boys (Sept. 24), among others.

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