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Playboy Jazz Festival Presents Free L.A. Concerts

Playboy gets a bad rap, and understandably so, what with the pictures of naked ladies and all. But when it comes down to it, head playboy Hugh Hefner is a class act. He prints some A-#1 short fiction between the playmate pictorials and even gives us jazz to listen to by way of the Playboy Jazz Festival and the discs released on the one-year-old Playboy Jazz record label. And this May Hef’s giving you jazz for free, if you’ll be in the Los Angeles area to take advantage of it.

On Sun., May 5, the Playboy Jazz Festival will present a free community concert at the Beverly Hills Civic Center Plaza featuring Latin-jazz trumpeter Bobby Rodriguez (pictured left) and his Salsa Orchestra and the eclectic Eastern European jazz quintet Hollywood Klezmer. Rodriguez takes the stage at 3 p.m. and Hollywood Klezmer ought to be finished by 5.

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