Summer Nights: Jazz at the Bowl
Summer Nights: Jazz at the Bowl traces the history of jazz performance at the Hollywood Bowl from the earliest days of the swing era through today, as jazz - and all its tributaries - is globally embraced and recognized as an original, and originally American, art form.
With a selection of audio recordings from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Archives, this exhibition showcases the instrumental, solo and festival manifestations of the genre. The Playboy Jazz Festival, for example, has been a renowned tradition at the Bowl since 1979. In 1980, as a complement to the Playboy Festival, the LA Phil established its own Jazz at the Bowl as a distinct concert series. Allowing for longer sets, the series was inaugurated by Chick Corea, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Carmen McRae, and Mel Tormé among others and continues today, as their inheritors build on the storied tradition of jazz at the Hollywood Bowl.
On view until June 2019.