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  • LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS 38TH ANNUAL PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
  • March 1, 2016
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016
    SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016

    PERFORMERS INCLUDES UNPRECEDENTED ARRAY OF CELEBRATED ICONS AND EMERGING ARTISTS

    Headliners include:  Jon Batiste & Stay Human; Fourplay Silver Anniversary with Bob James, Nathan East, Chuck Loeb and Harvey Mason; Seth MacFarlane with conductor Joel McNeely; Janelle Monáe; Cécile McLorin Salvant; The Robert Cray Band Celebrating B.B. King with special guests Sonny Landreth and Roy Gaines; the Pete Escovedo Orchestra featuring Sheila E., Juan and Peter Michael; and Los Van Van

    George Lopez to host for the fourth year in a row

    Single tickets available Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    Media Sponsor: 94.7 The Wave

     

    Los Angeles, CA (March 1, 2016) -  The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced today the line-up for the 38th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, to be held Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, 2016, at the Hollywood Bowl at 3:00pm. An internationally acclaimed event, the Playboy Jazz Festival is one of the premier jazz festivals in the United States and attracts audiences from across the globe. 

    Featuring an unparalleled mix of illustrious jazz greats, next generation leaders and Festival perennials, this year’s headliners include Festival alums Fourplay (celebrating their 25th Anniversary), Jon Batiste, Robert Cray, Pete Escovedo and Los Van Van, who will be joined by an extraordinary roster of Festival newcomers including Seth MacFarlane, Janelle Monáe, Cécile McLorin Salvant, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, Joey Alexander Trio, John Beasley’s MONK’estra, Liv Warfield, South Africa’s Freshlyground,  London’s Anthony Strong,  and Sonny Landreth, who will be playing with Robert Cray.

    Joining them will be Festival faves Naturally 7 and New Orleans’ Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. (in a new configuration with the Congo Nation-New Orleans Cultural Group), along with Javon Jackson and Sax Appeal featuring special guests Jimmy Heath, George Cables, Peter Washington, and Willie Jones III; Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Presents Stretch Music; The LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All-City Jazz Big Band Under the Direction of Tony White and J.B. Dyas, and the CSUN Jazz A Band directed by Matt Harris.

    A very special celebratory tribute to the late Blues giant B.B. King will feature The Robert Cray Band with special guests Sonny Landreth and Roy Gaines.

    A legend in the pantheon of music festivals, the Playboy Jazz Festival has featured artists ranging from legends such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie™ and Count Basie to today’s hottest stars and contemporary artists, including Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, The Roots, Esperanza Spalding and Trombone Shorty. Now in its 38th year, the Playboy Jazz Festival will once again feature two days of extraordinary musical performances, with multi-talented entertainer George Lopez as the Master of Ceremonies for the fourth year in a row.

    Festival West Inc. will be producing the Playboy Jazz Festival for the 38th consecutive year, in association with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

    Subscriptions are available now for the Playboy Jazz Festival 2016 at HollywoodBowl.com or Ticketmaster.com, or via phone at 323.850.2000 or 800.745.3000 and in person at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office.  Single tickets will be available March 1, 2016.  For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

    For more information on the 2016 Playboy Jazz Festival as well as artist biographies and photographs, please visit: http://HollywoodBowl.com/PlayboyJazz

    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz offerings. The venue offers something for everyone, from its sizzling summer evening concerts to the daytime arts festival for children, “SummerSounds: World Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl.” In February 2016, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the twelfth year in a row at the 27th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. http://www.HollywoodBowl.com

    For media, interview and press ticketing requests, please contact:                                                                                                                       

    Alisse Kingsley, Muse Media, alissethemuse@aol.com, 323.467.8508
    Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org, 213.972.3422
    Twitter:       @HollywoodBowl @PlayboyJazzFest
    Facebook:    facebook.com /PBJazzFestival
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    The complete line-up is as follows:
    PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016
    ARTIST LINE-UP

    Saturday, June 11:  3pm
    Jon Batiste & Stay Human
    Seth MacFarlane with conductor Joel McNeely
    Cécile McLorin Salvant
    Los Van Van
    Naturally 7
    The Bad Plus Joshua Redman
    Joey Alexander Trio
    John Beasley’s MONK’estra
    Freshlyground
    The LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All-City Jazz Big Band
       Under the Direction of Tony White and J.B. Dyas

    Sunday, June 12:  3pm
    Fourplay Silver Anniversary with Bob James, Nathan East, Chuck Loeb and
       Harvey Mason
    Janelle Monáe
    The Robert Cray Band Celebrating B.B. King with special guests Sonny Landreth and Roy Gaines Pete Escovedo Orchestra featuring Sheila E., Juan and Peter       Michael
    Javon Jackson and Sax Appeal featuring special guests Jimmy Heath, George Cables, Peter Washington, Willie Jones III
    Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. and the Congo Nation-New Orleans Cultural Group
    Liv Warfield
    Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Present Stretch Music
    Anthony Strong
    CSUN Jazz A Band directed by Matt Harris

    Master of Ceremonies
    George Lopez

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  • contact:

    Alisse Kingsley, Muse Media, alissethemuse@aol.com, 323.467.8508
    Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org, 213.972.3422