Summer Jazz Fest at the Bowl

The 42nd Annual Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival (formerly known as the Playboy Jazz Festival) is upon us again! Experience all the fun and friendly camaraderie of Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl this Summer with a weekend filled with some of the best Jazz artists around. This beloved festival celebrates its 42nd year in 2022.

Arsenio Hall has been named this year’s host for the annual Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is pleased to announce that the celebrated comedian will MC the weekend presented by the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl, later this month, over the weekend of June 25–26, 2022.

Gate opens at 1.30PM.

The show starts at 3.30PM, on both days.

Arsenio Hall is an actor, talk-show host, producer and writer, who is also an avid fan of jazz.     

An artistically exciting and eclectic line-up of performers have been confirmed to appear at the 42nd Annual Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival, including late-night sensations The Roots, fan favorites Tower of Power, beloved jazz vocalist Gregory Porter, jazz drummer and producer extraordinaire Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, and more.

Also on the illustrious line-up are:

Nigerian superstar Femi Kuti & The Positive Force; guitar virtuoso Cory Wong, jazz trumpeter, composer and producer Chief aTunde AdjuahLean on Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers; chanteuse Veronica Swift, bluesman Fantastic Negrito, veteran vocalist Carmen Lundy, jazz pianist and composer Gerald Clayton, pianist and saxophonist Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, jazz saxophonist extraordinaire Azar Lawrence with the Azar Lawrence Experience, the Latin rhythms of Jungle Fire, The Lao Tizer Band, the LA County High School for the Arts Jazz and the LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All-City Jazz Big Band.  

For more information on the 2022 Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival, please visit here.  

The Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival is produced in association with the Los Angeles Philharmonic by FestivalWest, Inc. 

2301 N Highland Avenue,

Los Angeles, CA 90068

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 June 2021, the Hollywood Bowl was named Amphitheater of the Decade at the 32nd Annual Pollstar Awards. The venue has also been named Outdoor Concert Venue of the Year 14 times by Pollstar. Additionally, it was also awarded the Top Amphitheater prize at the 2017 and 2018 Billboard Touring Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. 

About the LA Phil:

Under the leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil offers live performances, media initiatives and learning programs that inspire and strengthen communities in Los Angeles and beyond. The Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra is the foundation of the LA Phil’s offerings, which also include a multi-genre, multidisciplinary presenting program and such youth development programs as YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles). Performances are offered on three historic stages—Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and The Ford—as well as through a variety of media platforms. In all its endeavors, the LA Phil seeks to enrich the lives of individuals and communities through musical, artistic and learning experiences that resonate in our world today.

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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