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  • Ray Charles: Genius + Soul = Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl
  • Jun. 25, 2012
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    THE LA PHIL JAZZ SERIES CONTINUES WITH RAY CHARLES: GENIUS + SOUL = JAZZ AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 AT 8 PM

     

    Special Guests Include Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Martina McBride, Dee Dee Bridgewater, BeBe Winans, Count Basie Orchestra, All-Star Band and More

    WHAT:
    The Hollywood Bowl 2012 jazz series moves forward with a star-studded homage to the legacy of musical genius Ray Charles on Wednesday, July 11. One of the strongest elements in Ray Charles’ life, and the most concentrated driving force, was music. Ray often said, “I was born with music inside me. That’s the only explanation I know.” This concert is a tribute not only to his love of music but also his diverse musical taste with a host of special guest vocalists from different genres plus the Count Basie Orchestra, the Raelettes, an all-star band and strings. This event is co-produced by Phil Ramone and Gregg Field, in association with the LA Phil

    WHO:     
    Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, special guest
    Martina McBride, special guest
    Dee Dee Bridgewater, special guest
    BeBe Winans, special guest

    The Raelettes
    Patti Austin, Raelette
    Siedah Garrett, Raelette
    Monica Mancini, Raelette
    Lynne Fiddemont, Raelette

    All-Star Band
    George Duke, piano
    Shelly Berg, organ
    Terence Blanchard, trumpet
    Scotty Barnhart, trumpet
    Dave Koz, alto sax
    Houston Person, tenor sax
    Tom Scott, baritone sax
    Grant Geissman, guitar
    Chuck Berghofer, bass
    Gregg Field, musical director/drums

    Count Basie Orchestra
    Fred Martin and The Levite Company of Urban Entertainment

    WHEN:       
    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 8PM

                           

    WHERE:            
    HOLLYWOOD BOWL
    2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

    TICKETS:          
    Tickets are on sale now at HollywoodBowl.com or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000. 

  • contact:

     

    PR Office, 213.972.3034
    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org
    Leah Price, 213.972.3406, lprice@laphil.org