The 38th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival
Sat JUN 11 at 3PM – Sun JUN 12 at 3PM
The Hollywood Bowl kicks off the 2016 season with its classic PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL Featuring an all-star line-up of illustrious jazz greats, next generation leaders and Festival perennials. This internationally acclaimed event, is one of the premier jazz festivals in the United States.
THE 38TH ANNUAL PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL – DAY 1
Jon Batiste & Stay Human | Seth MacFarlane, with conductor Joel McNeely | Cécile McLorin Salvant | Los Van Van | Naturally 7 | The Bad Plus Joshua Redman | Joey Alexander Trio | John Beasley’s MONK’estra | Freshlyground
The LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All-City Jazz Band under the direction of Tony White and J.B. Dyas
THE 38TH ANNUAL PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL – DAY 2
Fourplay Silver Anniversary with Bob James, Nathan East, Chuck Loeb and Harvey Mason | Janelle Monáe | The Robert Cray Band Celebrating B.B. King with special guests Sonny Landreth and Roy Gaines | Pete Escovedo Orchestra featuring Sheila E., Juan and Peter Michael | Javon Jackson and Sax Appeal featuring special guests Jimmy Heath, George Cables, David Williams, Willie Jones III | Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. and the Congo Nation – New Orleans Cultural Group | Liv Warfield | Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Presents Stretch Music | Anthony Strong
Featuring George Lopez, master of ceremonies
George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. For two seasons, Lopez hosted Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show on TBS, which represented Lopez’s return to series television after co-creating, writing, producing and starring in Warner Bros. Television’s groundbreaking hit sitcom George Lopez, which ran for six seasons on ABC. George Lopez remains a hit with viewers in syndication on both broadcast stations and cable’s Nick at Nite, ranking as one of the top-rated shows on the network and among the top five comedies and top 20 weekly programs in syndication. George Lopez is one of only four off-net comedies to post weekly ratings gains among households from the 2007-’08 to 2008-’09 season.