February 12, 2011

Playboy Jazz Festival Announces 2011 line-up

Written by The Jazz Gypsy

June 11 & 12, 2011, 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Playboy Jazz Festival
Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA
http://playboyjazzfestival.com

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Dianne Reeves, Fourplay, Harmony 3 lead the line-up for the 33rd Annual Playboy Jazz Festival


Well, it's that most wonderful time of the year again. Yesterday, TV, radio and print journalists and photographers converged under a large tent at the world-famous Playboy Mansion with eager anticipation to hear the line-up for the upcoming 33rd Annual Playboy Jazz Festival (PJF) scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 11th & 12th at the Hollywood Bowl.

Darlene Chan, president of Festival West Inc, the producer for the Playboy Jazz Festival for the 33rd consecutive year, was joined by long-time PJF MC, actor, comedienne, and musician Bill Cosby who together announced the line-up between nearly 2 hours of comedic exchanges.

Several of the performers were on hand, as noted in the photograph below.

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(Artist line-up, subject to change)

Saturday, June 11, 2011, 3:00 P.M.-10:30 P.M.
(Artist line-up, subject to change)

-DIANNE REEVES

-THE ROOTS with special guest TERENCE BLANCHARD

-FOURPLAY featuring BOB JAMES, NATHAN EAST, CHUCK LOEB and HARVEY MASON

-EDDIE PALMIERI SALSA ORCHESTRA

-SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER featuring STEFON HARRIS, AVISHAI COHEN, GREG OSBY, DAVID SANCHEZ, ROBIN EUBANKS, EDWARD SIMON, MATT PENMAN and ERIC HARLAND

-A NIGHT IN TREME: THE MUSICAL MAJESTY OF NEW ORLEANS
featuring the REBIRTH BRASS BAND with guest artists DONALD HARRISON, JR., KERMIT RUFFINS, DR. MICHAEL WHITE and BIG SAM WILLIAMS

-COS OF GOOD MUSIC featuring GERI ALLEN, GEORGE BOHANON, DWAYNE BURNO, NDUGU CHANCLER, ANAT COHEN and BABATUNDE LEA

-AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE

-THE LAUSD ALL CITY HIGH SCHOOL BIG BAND under the direction of Tony White and JB Dyas


Sunday, June 12, 2011, 3:00 P.M.-10:30 P.M.
(Artist line-up, subject to change)

-BUDDY GUY

-LEE KONITZ NEW QUARTET

-JOHN SCOFIELD and ROBBEN FORD

-NATURALLY 7

-HARMONY 3 with RONNIE LAWS, STANLEY JORDAN and WALTER BEASLEY

-GERI ALLEN and her TIMELINE BAND

-STILL BLACK, STILL PROUD: AN AFRICAN TRIBUTE TO JAMES BROWN featuring PEE WEE ELLIS, FRED WESLEY and VUSI MAHLASELA

-BILL CUNLIFFE and the RESONANCE BIG BAND with MARIAN PETRESCU in a TRIBUTE TO OSCAR PETERSON

-CARLOS VARELA

-PULLUM HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BIG BAND
under the direction of Fernando Pullum
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BILL COSBY, Master of Ceremonies
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TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets: Single day tickets will be available through Ticketmaster starting February 10th.
Patrons can purchase tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com, over the phone by calling
(213) 365-3500 or (714) 740-7878, at any Ticketmaster outlet or by downloading a ticket order form available at www.playboyjazzfestival.com. There is also a link to the Ticketmaster website on the Playboy Jazz Festival website.

Tickets may also be purchased at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office beginning May 7th.
Ticket Policy: All patrons, including children, must have a ticket for admittance inside the
theater.

GETTING TO THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL:
Park & Ride: For further information on Park & Ride and shuttle lots, please call
(323) 850-2000.

On site Parking is extremely limited. For information, call (323) 850-2000.

Special Message to All Playboy Jazz Patrons: For safety and fire regulations, the aisles and walkways of the Hollywood bowl must be kept clear at all times. Therefore, all large containers or coolers measuring more than 15 wide, 15 high and 22 long and kegs, pony kegs and party balls of beer will not be permitted past the ticket gate.

Non-Smoking Policy: The Hollywood Bowl has a no smoking policy inside the theater.
Smoking will be permitted only outside the theater seating area on the bowl grounds.

Posted by JazzGypsy at February 12, 2011 12:17 AM