Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ledisi and Terence Blanchard are among the headliners for the 37th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (June 13-14).
Rounding out the two-day lineup will be artists and special guest collaborators making their festival debuts. The slate includes Aloe Blacc, Jason Moran‘s Fats Waller Dance Party, Snarky Puppy and Blue Note 75th Anniversary Presents: Our Point of View featuring Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, Kendrick Scott, Lionel Loueke, Marcus Strickland and Ambrose Akinmusire. The legacy of late jazz icon Gerald Wilson will be saluted by the Celebrating Gerald Wilson Orchestra under the direction of Wilson’s son Anthony.
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Returning for a third consecutive year as host is comedian/actor George Lopez. Additional information about the 2015 Playboy Jazz Festival is available at HollywoodBowl.com/PlayboyJazz.
PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL 2015
Saturday, June 13, 3-11 p.m.
Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and the Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble
Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Jazz Band with special invited guests Ronnie Cuber, Alfredo De La Fe, Donald Harrison, Joe Locke
Tower of Power
Jason Moran’s Fats Waller Dance Party
Celebrating Gerald Wilson Orchestra under the direction of Anthony Wilson
Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio
A Sacred Steel Love Supreme: The Campbell Brothers Present “A Love Supreme”
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Vocal Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Pat Bass
Sunday, June 14, 3-10:30 p.m.
Terence Blanchard E-Collective
The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band under the direction of John Lee
King Sunny Ade and his African Beats
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Blue Note 75th Anniversary Presents: Our Point of View featuring Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, Kendrick Scott, Lionel Loueke, Marcus Strickland and Ambrose Akinmusire
The Jones Family Singers
The LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All-City Jazz Big Band under the direction of Tony White and J.B. Dyas