Written by The Jazz Gypsy

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There's no better way to spend the upcoming weekend than at the legendary Hollywood Bowl enjoying great food, good friends and exceptional jazz at the 31st Annual Playboy Jazz Festival.


Saturday, June 13, 2009, 2:30 P.M.--11:00 P.M.
Sunday, June 14, 2009, 2:00 P.M. -- 10:30 P.M.

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Ave, Los Angeles, California 90068

TICKETS:, 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

TALENT: Saturday, June 13, 2009, 2:30 P.M.-11:00 P.M.

The Neville Brothers
Remembering the Miles Davis Classic Kind of Blue @ 50 with Jimmy Cobb's So What Band, featuring Wallace Rodney, Vincent Herring, Javon Jackson, Larry Willis & Buster Williams
SUMMER STORM Starring Norman Brown, Phil Perry, Eric Darius, featuring Gail Johnson
Jon Faddis Quartet
The Jack Sheldon Orchestra
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Pete Escovedo Orchestra, featuring Shelia E, Peter Michael and Juan Escovedo
The Jack Sheldon Orchestra
Esperanza Spalding
COS of Good Music, featuring Dwayne Burno, Ndugu Chancler, Anat Cohen, Luis Conte, Tanya Darby, and Geoffrey Keezer
New Birth Brass Band & the
LA County High School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble

TALENT: Sunday, June 14, 2009, 2:00 P.M.-10:30 P.M.

Wayne Shorter Quartet featuring Brian Blade, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez
Kenny G
Patti Austin
King Sunny Ade
Dave Holland Big Band
Monty Alexander's Jazz & Roots
Oscar Hernandez and the LA Salsa All-Stars
Anat Cohen Quartet
Alfredo Rodriguez, presented by Quincy Jones
North Hollywood High School Jazz Ensemble