CELEBRATING
50 YEARS

2011 Playboy Jazz Festival

Chris Walker reviews performances from the festival sponsored by Hugh Hefner and his brand

Will Downing: The Look of Love

Think of him as R. Kelly for the professional, urban, adult-contemporary set (minus those pesky criminal charges). Or better yet, think of him as part of the lineage from Nat “King” Cole and Johnny Hartman. Will Downing is a romantic crooner, and Emotions is his latest audio take on love.