02/27/09

Playboy Jazz Fest Schedule Announced

The lineup has been announced for the 31st annual Playboy Jazz Festival, scheduled for June 13-14 at the Hollywood Bowl. Bill Cosby will serve as the emcee for both performances.

June 13 Schedule

Esperanza Spalding
The New Birth Brass Band (pictured)
Esperanza Spalding
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Jon Faddis
The Jack Sheldon Orchestra
Cos of Good Music (Dwayne Burno, Ndugu Chancler, Anat Cohen, Luis Conte, Tanya Darby, Geoffrey Keezer)
The Jon Faddis Quartet
The Pete Escovedo Orchestra (featuring Sheila E.)
Jimmy Cobb's “So What Band” (with Wallace Roney, Vincent Herring, Javon Jackson, Larry Willis and Buster Williams)
The Neville Brothers
Summer Storm (Norman Brown, Wayman Tidale, Eric Darius and Gail Johnson).
The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble (directed by Jason Goldman).

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June 14 Schedule

The Anat Cohen Quartet
The Dave Holland Big Band
King Sunny Ade
Monty Alexander's Jazz & Roots
Oscar Hernandez and the Conga Room All-Stars
Alfredo Rodriguez
Wayne Shorter Quartet (w. Brian Blade, John Patitucci and Danilo Perez)
Patti Austin
Kenny G
The North Hollywood High School Jazz Ensemble (directed by Jonathan Kenion)

Tickets are now available through TicketMaster or the Festival website. Information at (310) 450-1173 or Playboy Jazz Festival.

(photo courtesy Playboy Jazz Festival)

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