Jon Batiste & Stay Human, house band for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and the Robert Cray Band, paying special tribute to blues icon B.B. King, are among the performers comprising the final talent lineup for the 38th annual Playboy Jazz Festival. The two-day affair will return to the Hollywood Bowl on June 11-12.
Additional performers announced Tuesday (March 1) include the Pete Escovedo Orchestra featuring Sheila E., Juan and Peter Michael Escovedo, Naturally 7, Los Van Van and festival first-timers Liv Warfield and the Joey Alexander Trio. The acts join a previously reported slate of festival alums and newcomers, among them: Seth MacFarlane, Janelle Monae and Fourplay, celebrating its 25th anniversary. Back as host for the fourth consecutive year is comedian/actor George Lopez.
The complete Playboy Jazz Festival lineup appears below. For additional information, visit HollywoodBowl.com/PlayboyJazz.
Saturday, June 11 (3 p.m.):
Jon Batiste & Stay Human
Seth MacFarlane with conductor Joel McNeely
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Los Van Van
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman
Joey Alexander Trio
John Beasley's MONK'estra
The LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All-City Jazz Big Band under the direction of Tony White and J.B. Dyas
Sunday, June 12 (3 p.m.):
Fourplay Silver Anniversary with Bob James, Nathan East, Chuck Loeb and Harvey Mason
The Robert Cray Band Celebrating B.B. King with special guests Sonny Landreth and Roy Gaines
Pete Escovedo Orchestra featuring Sheila E., Juan and Peter Michael
Javon Jackson and Sax Appeal featuring special guests Jimmy Heath, George Cables, Peter Washington, Willie Jones III
Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. and the Congo Nation-New Orleans Cultural Group
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Present Stretch Music
CSUN Jazz A Band directed by Matt Harris