Jill Scott will make her Hollywood Bowl debut when she and the Robert Glasper Experiment pair up at the famed Los Angeles venue on Aug. 16. Their show is one of the eight Wednesday evening concerts comprising the 2017 Jazz at the Bowl summer series, which kicks off July 19.
Guided by Herbie Hancock, the L.A. Phil’s creative chair for jazz, this year’s series features performances by a diverse lineup of established and emerging artists.
In addition to Hancock himself with Kamasi Washington (Aug. 23), the performance slate includes Andra Day, Leslie Odom Jr. and more in a salute to Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie (July 19), a tribute to Celia Cruz by Angelique Kidjo (Aug. 9), Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Aug. 30) and a revisit of Quincy Jones’ seminal A&M jazz albums (Walking in Space, Gula Matari and Smackwater Jack) with Christian McBride, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour and Valerie Simpson (Sept. 6). Capping the series on Sept. 13 is Steve Winwood and Mavis Staples.
The complete 2017 Jazz at the Bowl schedule, as well as ticket information, is available at www.HollywoodBowl.com.