GRAMMY®-winning musician and producer Raphael Saadiq joins stellar lineup of artists
Co-curated by Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington
Hosted by Arsenio Hall, the Festival celebrates its 43rd year
June 17-18 at the Hollywood Bowl
Single tickets on sale March 8 at 10 a.m. PT
LOS ANGELES (March 8, 2023) – The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association today announced additional artists including GRAMMY®-winning multi-instrumentalist Raphael Saadiq and the daily lineups for the 43rd Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival, co-curated by Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington, on Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, 2023. Single-day tickets are available Wednesday, March 8, at 10 a.m. PT.
The Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival is one of the premier jazz festivals in the United States, attracting audiences from around the globe. This year’s Festival showcases a dynamic and diverse blend of beloved greats and new jazz stars, including seven artists making their Bowl debuts. Many of the musicians are at defining moments in their musical journeys, including jazz singer Samara Joy, fresh from winning two GRAMMYs® for Best New Artist and Best Jazz Vocal Album at the 65th Annual GRAMMY® Awards.
Arsenio Hall will host the event for the second consecutive year. Artists scheduled to appear include saxophone virtuoso Kamasi Washington; the West Coast Get Down, a collaborative group of musicians all born and raised in Los Angeles, with special guests Leon Bridges, Raphael Saadiq and more; eight-piece soul band St. Paul and The Broken Bones; pioneering hip-hop trio Digable Planets; trailblazing Latin jazz conguero Poncho Sanchez; superstar quartet Aziza featuring bassist Dave Holland, saxophonist Chris Potter, guitarist Lionel Loueke and drummer Eric Harland; New Orleans brass and bounce sensations The Soul Rebels with Big Freedia; two-time 2023 GRAMMY®-winning once-in-a-generation vocalist Samara Joy; Beninese guitarist Lionel Loueke and singer-songwriter Gretchen Parlato; legendary Haitian band Boukman Eksperyans; expansive jazz and hip-hop hybrid quintet Butcher Brown; gospel greats Andrew Gouché and Prayze Connection; and next-generation student groups: the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble at UCLA, The Cardinal Divas of SC, LACHSA Jazz, LAUSD Beyond the Bell All District Jazz Big Band with special guest Charlie Young and additional names to be announced.
Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival 2023 Artist Lineup
Saturday, June 17, at 3:30 p.m.
St. Paul and The Broken Bones
Lionel Loueke and Gretchen Parlato
Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble at UCLA
Sunday, June 18, at 3:30 p.m.
West Coast Get Down with Leon Bridges, Raphael Saadiq and more
The Soul Rebels with Big Freedia
Andrew Gouché and Prayze Connection
The Cardinal Divas of SC
LAUSD Beyond the Bell All District Jazz Big Band with special guest Charlie Young
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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 2023 the venue was named the Outdoor Concert Venue of the Year at the 34th Annual Pollstar Awards, an honor bestowed 15 previous times. The Hollywood Bowl was also named Amphitheater of the Decade at the 32nd Annual Pollstar Awards as well as Top Amphitheater at the 2017 and 2018 Billboard Touring Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. hollywoodbowl.com