Is It Any Good?

Wow.  The 35th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival.  Wondering if the crowd will be different this Friday at LACMA Jazz.  Will they show up and save it all up for Saturday or come out in force for a little preview?

Anyway, you might want to know about this, if for no other reason, than to be aware of traffic around the Hollywood Bowl.

Here is the Artist Lineup from the Jazz Festival Website:


Saturday, June 15: 3:00-11:00 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
Gregory Porter
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: 3:00-10:30 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 with special guests Patti Austin and Hubert Laws
Bob James/David Sanborn featuring Steve Gadd and James Genus
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Sheila E.

India.Arie??  India.Arie?  Man, now I am tempted to go.


The 35th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival
The Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 850-2000