Written by The Jazz Gypsy
2301 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90068
With the scarcity of club venues for smooth jazz in LA and the tremendous loss of the JVC festival franchise, it was good news to see a variety of smooth jazz events scheduled at The Hollywood Bowl. Coming up are:
7/22/09 - Boney James & Fourplay
8/23/09 - Smooth Summer Jazz (formerly the JVC Jazz Festival) with Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson, George Duke, Tower of Power & Doc Powell.
Other shows that smooth jazz fans may be interested in are:
8/7 & 8//09 - Herbie Hancock & Lang Lang w/the LA Philharmonic
8/19/09 - Patti La Belle
8/21 & 8/22/09 - Diana Krall & the LA Philharmonic
8/26/09 - Dizzy Gillespie All Star Band
9/2/09 - Chick Corea, Stanley Clark & Lenny White with special guests Jean Luc PonChaka
Khan,, Jean Luc Ponty, Bill Conners & others tba
If you've never been to the "Bowl" it's quite "the" experience. Invite your friends to join you, bring a sumptuous meal and your favorite beverages.
The Jazz Gypsy Tip: The traffic getting to the bowl can cause major delays.....the earlier your arrive the more time you can have enjoying friends and food.