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  • Jan. 7, 2020
  • Beloved Festival Celebrates 42nd Year in 2020

    Artists Slated to Appear include St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Terri Lyne Carrington, Musiq Soulchild, Crosscurrents Trio with Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter, The Isley Brothers, Bokanté, Artemis, Cimafunk, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Mr. Sipp, Azar Lawrence Experience and more

    42nd Annual Playboy Jazz Festival

    June 6–7, 2020, at the Hollywood Bowl

    Hosted by George Lopez

    Tickets on sale February 18, 2020

    Los Angeles, CA (January 7, 2020) – For the seventh year in a row, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will present the annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. In keeping with the tradition of presenting an exciting and diverse line-up, performers already confirmed to appear, June 6–7, 2020, include soul rebels St. Paul and The Broken Bones, jazz drummer and producer extraordinaire Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science, hip hop singer and songwriter Musiq Soulchild, jazz all-stars The Crosscurrents Trio with Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter, R&B funkmasters The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley, world music super group Bokanté, all-star female jazzers Artemis with Renee Rosnes, Anat Cohen, Ingrid Jensen, Allison Miller, Noriko Ueda and Nicole Glover, the glorious Afro-Cuban sounds of Cimafunk, audience favorite Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child,” Nigerian superstar Femi Kuti & The Positive ForceLean on Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers, British acid jazz band Incognito, jazz saxophonist extraordinaire Azar Lawrence with the Azar Lawrence Experience, and more. 

    A full line-up of talent will be announced February 18, 2020 in tandem with the schedule for the complete Hollywood Bowl summer 2020 season. George Lopez will once again host the event, marking the eighth year of his involvement with the Festival.

    Series subscription-holders will be sent their order forms today, January 7, 2020, with single tickets going on-sale February 18, 2020.

    For more information on the 2020 Playboy Jazz Festival, please visit

    The Playboy Jazz Festival is produced for the Los Angeles Philharmonic by FestivalWest, Inc.

    About the Hollywood Bowl
    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, offering something for everyone. 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 performances. In February 2018, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the 14th year in a row at the 29th Annual Pollstar Awards, and in November 2018 was awarded the Top Amphitheater prize at the 2018 Billboard Live Music Awards for the second consecutive year. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with


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