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ArtsFridays with Kevin Kerby, Herbie Hancock and Gershwin

Posted on 05 Jan 2012

AETN ArtsFridays brings you "AETN Presents:  On the Front Row with Kevin Kerby+Battery" and “Great Performances with Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin” Friday, Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Kevin Kerby+Battery is Geoff Curran, guitars; Joshua Bentley, bass; and Marcus Lowe, drums and backup vocals. Kerby's previous band Mulehead was a popular stapel of the Central Arkansas indie music scene in teh '90s and was featured in the 2007 documentary "Towncraft" about the vibrant underground music movement during that period. Kevin Kerby + Battery is signed to Little Rock-based Max Recordings.

As the Creative Chair for Jazz with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Herbie Hancock joins classical sensation and 28-year-old Music Director Gustavo Dudamel for the opening of this year’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall. You won’t want to miss Gershwin with a jazzy spin with an outstanding symphony behind it all. Where is that keyboard going to be? You’re in luck, it’s there with Herbie at the realm, his first time as a professional musician playing a piece that’s classical injected with jazz.  Celebrating Gershwin - tons 'o fun.

He’s 28. TIME named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. People line up just to see his musical brilliance. And Los Angeles has him for your viewing pleasure….get your eyeballs (and ears) full of this Venezuelan’s floppy curly hair and grand gestures and a smile that doesn’t quit. Mesmerizing.

Watch Hancock, Dudamel & the LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin on PBS. See more from Great Performances.

TUNE IN Friday, Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m. for "AETN Presents:  On the Front Row with Kevin Kerby+Battery" and 9 p.m. for “Great Performances: Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin."

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