The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is taking over the Hollywood Bowl June 8-9 for the 41st annual Playboy Jazz Festival. The jam-packed lineup features an eclectic mix of jazz-and-beyond artists, including Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective, Kool & The Gang, Boz Scaggs, Béla Fleck and The Flecktones, The Maceo, Parker Big Band, The Cookers, Angélique Kidjo, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Benny Golson’s 90th Birthday Quartet, The Family Stone, Sheila E., Terrace Martin, Sona Jobarteh and more.
George Lopez will host the event, which will also honor the late Nudgu Chancler. The celebration will be held with Patrice Rushen, MD and guests Ernie Watts, Alphonso Johnson, Terri Lyne Carrington, Doc Powell, Byron Miller, Rayford Griffin, Josie James, TC Carson.
Additionally, the Hollywood Bowl announced its Jazz at the Bowl 2019 summer series, featuring LA Phil’s Creative Chair for Jazz Herbie Hancock with R+R=Now and special guests Noname and Phoelix; Tony Bennett; Michael McDonald; Chaka Khan; Buddy Guy; Jimmie Vaughan; Charlie Musselwhite; a tribute to Brazil featuring the Ivan Lins Quartet with Big Band conducted by John Beasley and special guests Dianne Reeves and New York Voices, and Lee Ritenour with special guests Dave Grusin and Luciana Souza; The Roots; Christian McBride Big Band; Ben Harper; Neneh Cherry; Black Movie Soundtrack III, and more to be announced.
Check out the full Playboy Jazz Festival lineup and the Jazz at the Bowl summer series events here.