The 35th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival June 15 & 16 at the Hollywood Bowl!

Playboy George Duke Sounds and Colors Arts Report

Playboy Enterprises presents the 35th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival with a brand new wonderful Master of Ceremonies, George Lopez!

This years festival takes place on

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 3:00 P.M.–11:00 P.M.

Sunday, June 16, 2013, 3:00 P.M. — 10:30 P.M.

Playboy also has its normal Free Community Concert Series in May and June

On Sunday May 5th @ 3:00pm

2. The New Jump Blues Band featuring Antonio Fargas photo_1

THE NEW JUMP BLUES BAND FEATURING ANTONIO FARGAS

Playboy Jazz in Beverly Hills :Beverly Hills Civic Center Plaza

On Sunday June 2nd @ 3:00pm – Baldwin Hills Artist TBA

 The 35th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival


Hollywood Bowl

2013 PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL

(Presented in cooperation with the L.A. Philharmonic Association)

Saturday, June 15, 2013,

3:00 P.M.-11:00 P.M.

(Artist line-up, subject to change)

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Playboy George Duke Sounds and Colors Arts Report

Click picture for GEORGE DUKE  interview with special guest JEFFREY OSBORNE

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NATURALLY 7 with special guest HERBIE HANCOCK

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ANGELIQUE KIDJO with special guest HUGH MASEKELA

OLÉ COLTRANE

Poncho Sanchez_1James Carter, Max M. Fisher Music Center, Concert of Colors, 7/1

featuring PONCHO SANCHEZ and his LATIN JAZZ BAND with special guest JAMES CARTER

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GORDON GOODWIN’S BIG PHAT BAND with special guest LEE RITENOUR

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GREGORY PORTER ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT GRACE KELLY QUINTET with special guest PHIL WOODS PEDRITO MARTINEZ GROUP featuring ARIACNE TRUJILLO

LOS ANGELES COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL for the ARTS JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of JASON GOLDMAN

Sunday, June 16, 2013,

3:00 P.M.-10:30 P.M.

(Artist line-up, subject to change)

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SHEILA E.

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BOB JAMES/DAVID SANBORN featuring STEVE GADD and JAMES GENUS

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INDIA.ARIE TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE

CLAYTON-HAMILTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA celebrates QUINCY JONES’ 80TH BIRTHDAY

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with special guest PATTI AUSTIN and HUBERT LAWS

Taj Mahal photographed in San Francisco, CA June 4, 2008 © Jay Blakesberg/Retna LTD.

TAJ MAHAL and the REAL THING TUBA BAND

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LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO

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BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET-A DAVE BRUBECK TRIBUTE

 

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ELEW and JAZZANTIQUA DANCE ENSEMBLE, PAT TAYLOR, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR-

A WORLD PREMIERE COLLABORATION

THE LAUSD BEYOND the BELL JAZZ BAND UNDER the DIRECTION of TONY WHITE and J.B. DYAS

About jazzcat

LeRoy Downs is a person deeply entrenched in the music and driven by passion! Currently he is a jazz broadcaster in Los Angeles on KJazz 88.1 FM. He has also broadcasted on KPFK 90.7 FM, KCRW 89.9 FM, KXLU 88.9 FM, 1410 AM KRML in Carmel and KRML 94.7 FM in the Monterey area. He has been the host of the Monterey Jazz Festival for nearly 15 years as well as The Jazz Cruise, The Playboy Jazz Cruise, KPFK’s Hero Awards Tribute to Billy Higgins, The Angel City Jazz Festival, Terranea Resorts Jazz Through the Generations, The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz West Coast competitions, Producer of The World Stage 25th Anniversary Concert, Curator for Jazz for the Holidays series with Arts Brooksfield, Jazz Curator of the Steven James Buchanan Jazz Collection at the Mayme Clayton Jazz Library and Museum, producer of the made for television pilot “Hangin’ with the Jazzcats” and owner and journalist for the website TheJazzcat.net.
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