Corinne Bailey Rae, Common and Gregory Porter are among the first wave of performers announced today (Jan. 3) for the 2017 Playboy Jazz Festival. The 39th annual festival will return to Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl on June 10-11.
The artists rounding out the list of confirmed talent thusfar include Kenny Garrett, Hudson with Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski and John Scofield, and Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band. The full talent lineup will be revealed on March 7. Comedian/actor George Lopez will also return as host for the fifth consecutive year.
More information about the 2017 Playboy Jazz Festival is available here.