Come to party, come to picnic, but most of all, come for the jazz!
35TH ANNIVERSARY PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL TO FEATURE WORLD PREMIERES, SPECIAL COLLABORATIONS AND ARTIST DEBUTS, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY,
JUNE 15TH AND 16TH AT HOLLYWOOD BOWL.
ENTERTAINER GEORGE LOPEZ TO MAKE DEBUT AS NEW MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Headliners include George Duke with special guest Jeffrey Osborne, Naturally 7 with special guest Herbie Hancock, Sheila E. and Bob James/David Sanborn
The 35th Anniversary Playboy Jazz Festival returns to the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, June 15th, and Sunday, June 16th, with entertainer George Lopez taking over the hosting duties from long-time Festival emcee Bill Cosby.
This year’s line-up includes Grammy-winning pianist George Duke with singer Jeffrey Osborne, a cappella group Naturally 7 with special guest Herbie Hancock, Grammy-winning artists keyboardist Bob James and saxophonist David Sanborn (performing together), singer and percussionist Sheila E., Grammy-winning keyboardist Robert Glasper, multi-talented vocalist Gregory Porter, the acclaimed Trombone Shorty and more.
Tickets are still available online at www.playboyjazzfestival.com, at Ticketmaster http://bit.ly/11xzEqx, or over the phone by calling (213) 365-3500 or (714) 740-7878. Tickets may also be purchased at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office.
LINE-UP IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
(Subject to change)
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013 (3:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.)
The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble
Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo
Grace Kelly Quintet with special guest Phil Woods
Robert Glasper Experiment
Angelique Kidjo with special guest Hugh Masekela
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band with special guest Lee Ritenour
Naturally 7 with special guest Herbie Hancock
Olé Coltrane featuring Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band
with special guest James Carter
George Duke with special guest Jeffrey Osborne
SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013 (3:00 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.)
The LAUSD Beyond The Bell Jazz Band
ELEW and JazzAntiqua Dance Ensemble
Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Taj Mahal and the Real Thing Tuba Band
The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra Celebrates Quincy Jones’ 80th Birthday
with special guests Patti Austin and Hubert Laws
Bob James/David Sanborn featuring Steve Gadd and James Genus
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Payment required - Tickets are still available online at www.playboyjazzfestival.com, at Ticketmaster http://bit.ly/11xzEqx, or over the phone by calling (213) 365-3500 or (714) 740-7878. Tickets may also be purchased at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office.
Playboy Jazz Festival:
The Playboy Jazz Festival is an annual event sponsored by Playboy Enterprises to celebrate jazz as well as feature both established and up and coming musicians of the genre. It was founded by Hugh Hefner and was first held in Chicago, Illinois at the Chicago Stadium in 1959. However, the second festival did not occur until 1979 when it was moved to the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The event has been held there ever since.
The 2008 edition took place on June 14th & 15th.
The 2009 edition will take place on June 13th & 14th.
The Festival is held on Saturday and Sunday in mid-June. Bill Cosby has been the emcee of most of the Festivals since 1979. The Festival is produced by George Wein's Festival Productions, Inc.. The Playboy Jazz Festival is broadcast live by the Southern California jazz public radio station KKJZ.
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