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News: Book / Magazine

Playboy Swings: How Hugh Hefner And Playboy Changed The Face Of Music

Playboy Swings: How Hugh Hefner And Playboy Changed The Face Of Music

Since the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953, two elements have been remarkably consistent: the first is the celebration of the world’s most beautiful & desirable women and the second is its involvement with music. The Playboy experience was never just about sex—it was about lifestyle. And music—particularly the finest jazz, a personal passion of Hefner’s—has ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Cuban Pianist Daniel Amat And Top Latin Musicians Celebrate The Classical Side Of Cuban Music In Live Concert, Friday June 19th At Mark Taper Forum

Cuban Pianist Daniel Amat And Top Latin Musicians Celebrate The Classical Side Of Cuban Music In Live Concert, Friday June 19th At Mark Taper Forum

Celebrating the extraordinary heritage of Cuban music, acclaimed Cuban pianist Daniel Amat, accompanied by some of the most sought after Latin musicians in jny: Los Angeles, will pay tribute to Cuba’s most prolific composers in a special concert, Friday, June 19th. The event will be held at the Mark Taper Forum in the Music Center, (located ...

News: Event

Playboy Jazz Festival Presents 1+One, Featuring Patrice Rushen And Ndugu Chancler With Special Guest Paul Jackson Jr. In Free Baldwin Hills Concert Sunday, June 2nd

Let the good times roll... and head over to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw for a summer afternoon of jazz and entertainment when the Playboy Jazz Festival presents a free community concert on Sunday, June 2nd, at 5:00 p.m. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. The illustrious group, 1+One, featuring Grammy-nominated artists Patrice Rushen and Ndugu Chancler with ...

News: Event

Playboy Jazz Festival Presents The New Jump Blues Band, Featuring Antonio Fargas, In Free Community Concert Sunday, May 5th, At Beverly Hills Civic Center

Jump, Jive and Swing... PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE NEW JUMP BLUES BAND, FEATURING ANTONIO FARGAS, IN FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT SUNDAY, MAY 5TH, AT BEVERLY HILLS CIVIC CENTER. Beverly Hills High School Jazz Band To Open Show Get ready to jump, jive and swing… when the New Jump Blues Band, one of the most exuberant foot-stomping ...

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News: TV / Film

Playboy "Jazz On Film" Night Set for June 8th

Acclaimed jazz archivist Mark Cantor will return to host the Playboy Jazz Festival's annual “Jazz on Film" night, Wednesday June 8th at 7:30 p.m. The event will be held again this year in cooperation with Ebony Repertory Theatre at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (NHPAC) on Washington Boulevard. Admission is free, although tickets are required. ...

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News: Event

Louis Prima To Get Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame. Louis Prima Jr. To Perform Live, July 25

Louis Prima To Get Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame. Louis Prima Jr. To Perform Live, July 25

Get Ready to “Jump, Jive, an' Wail" LOUIS PRIMA TO GET STAR ON HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME JULY 25TH. LOUIS PRIMA JR. AND THE WITNESSES FEATURING SARAH SPIEGEL TO PERFORM LIVE IN CONCERT AFTER CEREMONY AT 11:30 AM. LOS ANGELES, CA--Louis Prima, one of the greatest contributors to popular music and a powerful entertainment influence for ...

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Article: Live Review

2010 Playboy Jazz Festival: A Swingin' Party At The Hollywood Bowl

Read "2010 Playboy Jazz Festival: A Swingin' Party At The Hollywood Bowl" reviewed by Chuck Koton


Hear the name Playboy and in an instant, a parade of “hot" images race involuntarily across the mind's eye. There's Dizzy, bent over and blowin' the hippest sounds through his misshapen horn; Stan Getz' tenor sax pourin' forth cool samba; Benny Goodman and Count Basie leadin' their bands through swing history; Art Blakey and his band ...

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News: Festival

Playboy and Jazz: A History

Playboy and Jazz: A History

On a June weekend in 1979 in Los Angeles, Playboy presented a spectacular “one-shot" jazz festival at the venerable Hollywood Bowl. The artist line-up seemed like a “Who's Who" of the jazz world's greats: Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Joe Williams, Lionel Hampton, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Willie Bobo, Art Blakey, Ray Brown, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, ...

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News: Festival

32nd Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Line-Up

2010 PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL (Presented in cooperation with the L.A. Philharmonic Association) Saturday, June 12, 2010, 2:30 P.M.--11:00 P.M. Sunday, June 13, 2010, 2:00 P.M. -- 10:30 P.M. Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, California LINE-UP Saturday, June 12, 2010, 2:30 P.M.-11:00 P.M. (Artist line-up, subject ...

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News: Festival

2010 Playboy Jazz Festival Features New Artists and Jazz Icons

2010 PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL FEATURES NEW ARTISTS AND JAZZ ICONS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH & 13TH AT HOLLYWOOD BOWL Headliners include Chick Corea, George Benson, The Manhattan Transfer and Los Van Van This year marks the 50th anniversary of the world renowned Playboy Clubs where many jazz greats got their start. In keeping with that ...


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