March 2, 2012

34TH ANNUAL 2012 PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL


WHEN:
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 3:00 P.M. --11:00 P.M.
Sunday, June 17, 2012, 3:00 P.M. -- 10:30 P.M.

WHERE:
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, California


The Annual Playboy Jazz Festival (PJF) is one of the most highly anticipated events of the season, whether you’ve only been once of 33 times! The all-star line up on stage is equally matched by the festivities in the 19,000 seat venue nestled gracefully in the Hollywood Hills.

The eclectic mix of music, including straight ahead & contemporary jazz, blues, Latin, R&B, and beyond, draws a diverse audience of couples, foursomes, and even large groups of 20 or more. Tables in the VIP, garden, and box seats are adorned by festival goers with linens, floral displays, candles and dinnerware. Hours before and during the concert are filled with happy people passing containers with every type of food imaginable, along with Champagne, wine, beer, and other beverages. No one is a stranger, as everyone quickly bonds with the people sitting around them…sharing small talk, laughs, food and more.

I’ve always believed that an event reflects the spirit of its producer and this is certainly true in this instance. The PBJ is the embodiment of Hugh Hefner’s vision to promote great music without regard to artificial boundaries of race, class and genre of music. You can always count on seeing an array of internationally known, A-list artists as well as some up and coming break-out groups and musicians. This year is no different.

June 16, 2012, 3:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.
(Artist line-up, subject to change)

-CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE BIG BAND
-BONEY JAMES
-OZOMATLI
-SHEILA E.
-SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS
-THE SOUL REBELS with special guests LEO NOCENTELLI, ZIGABOO MODELISTE, -IVAN NEVILLE
-GLOBAL GUMBO ALL-STARS featuring RICHARD BONA, LIONEL LOUEKE, -FRANCISCO MELA, ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ
-COS OF GOOD MUSIC featuring FARID BARRON, DWAYNE BURNO, NDUGU CHANCLER, TIA FULLER, MATTHEW GARRISON, INGRID JENSEN, BABATUNDE LEA, ERENA TERAKUBO
-THE LAUSD / BEYOND THE BELL ALL CITY JAZZ BAND under the direction of Tony White and J.B. Dyas

Sunday, June 17, 2012, 3:00 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.
(Artist line-up, subject to change)

-RAMSEY LEWIS ELECTRIC BAND
-ROBIN THICKE
-PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND
-KEB’ MO’
-TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON’S MOSAIC PROJECT featuring GRETCHEN PARLATO, -CARMEN LUNDY, TIA FULLER, INGRID JENSEN, HELEN SUNG, LINDA TAYLOR, MIMI JONES
-THE COOKERS featuring EDDIE HENDERSON, BILLY HARPER, CRAIG HANDY, DAVID WEISS, GEORGE CABLES, CECIL MCBEE, BILLY HART
-SPECTRUM ROAD featuring JACK BRUCE, VERNON REID, JOHN MEDESKI & CINDY BLACKMAN
-CHICO TRUJILLO
-KG OMULO
-CALABASAS HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ A BAND under the direction of Joshua Barroll

BILL COSBY, Master of Ceremonies

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets:
Single day tickets will be available through Ticketmaster starting February 16th. 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 5th.

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.

Posted by JazzGypsy at March 2, 2012 4:46 AM