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.