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Corinne Bailey Rae, Common, The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band, Lalah Hathaway, Hudson with Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John Scofield, The Kenny Garrett Quintet — and more.

Get ready for one of the hottest weekends in the Summer!

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has announced the line-up for the 39th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, to be held Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, 2017, at the Hollywood Bowl. An internationally acclaimed event, the Playboy Jazz Festival is one of the premier jazz festivals in the United States and attracts audiences from across the globe. 

This year’s festival leans heavily towards an eclectic array of vocalists, Festival first-timers and emerging artists alongside jazz legends and next generation leaders, with headliners including Festival favorite and bassist/producer/bandleader Marcus Miller, Grammy®-winning vocalist and songwriter Gregory Porter, Festival first-timer and two-time Grammy®-winner Corinne Bailey Rae, singer/actor/spoken wordsmith Common, the Festival debut of blues band extraordinaire TajMo’: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band, R&B royalty and recent 2-time Grammy®-winner Lalah Hathaway, jazz titans Hudson with Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John Scofield and another festival favorite, Grammy®-winners The Kenny Garrett Quintet.

These artists will be joined by another Festival favorite and jazz trumpet legend, the Arturo Sandoval Latin Big Band, cutting-edge first-timers and Los Angeles’ own socially conscious bassist and composer Miles Mosley & The West Coast Get Down, British newcomer Jacob Collier, Carl Allen & The Art of Elvin (honoring Art Blakey and Elvin Jones), first-timers and acoustic Gypsy Jazzers The Django Festival Allstars, The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, first-timers and Oakland’s The California Honeydrops, New Orleans own funkmeisters Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles (also making their festival debut), festival newcomers the Brazilian Hamilton De Holanda Trio and the CSULB Pacific Standard Time Vocal Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Christine Guter and The LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All-City Jazz Big Band under the direction of Tony White and J.B. Dyas, who traditionally start off the Saturday and Sunday festivities every year.

A very special celebratory tribute to the late jazz giant and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson will feature Celebrating Bobby Hutcherson, Stefon Harris, Musical Director with special guests Roy Ayers and Warren Wolf.

A legend in the pantheon of music festivals, the Playboy Jazz Festival has featured the talents of artists ranging from legends such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie™ and Count Basie to today’s hottest stars and contemporary artists including Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, The Roots, Esperanza Spalding and Trombone Shorty.  Now in its 39th year, the Playboy Jazz Festival will once again feature two days of extraordinary musical performances with multi-talented entertainer George Lopez hosting for the fifth year in a row.

FestivalWest Inc., will be producing the Playboy Jazz Festival for the 39th consecutive year, in association with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.      

Tickets are available now for the Playboy Jazz Festival 2017 at HollywoodBowl.com or via phone at 323.850.2000, and beginning May 6 in person at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

For more information on the 2017 Playboy Jazz Festival as well as artist biographies and photographs, please visit: http://HollywoodBowl.com/PlayboyJazz.

About the Hollywood Bowl:

One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music, offering something for everyone. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz performances. In February 2017, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the thirteenth year in a row at the 28th Annual Pollstar Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer.

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PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL 2017

ARTIST LINE-UP

 

Master of Ceremonies

George Lopez

 

Saturday, June 10, 3PM

 

Marcus Miller

Corinne Bailey Rae

TajMo’: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band

Hudson with Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John  

     Scofield

Arturo Sandoval Latin Big Band

Celebrating Bobby Hutcherson, Stefon Harris, Musical Director

     with special guests Roy Ayers and Warren Wolf

Jacob Collier

The Django Festival Allstars

The California Honeydrops

CSULB Pacific Standard Time Vocal Jazz Ensemble

     Under the direction of Christine Guter

 

Sunday, June 11, 3PM

 

Gregory Porter

Common

Lalah Hathaway

The Kenny Garrett Quintet

Miles Mosley & The West Coast Get Down

Carl Allen & The Art of Elvin

The DIVA Jazz Orchestra

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles

Hamilton De Holanda Trio

The LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All-City Jazz Big Band

    Under the direction of Tony White and J.B. Dyas

 

 

 

 

Pauline Adamek
Pauline Adamek
Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.

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