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Playboy Jazz Festival: June 11-12, 2011

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Playboy Jazz Festival Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA June 11-12, 2011 June gloom blanketed Los Angeles and the Hollywood Bowl last Saturday, but it wasn't long before jazz heat from the 33rd Playboy Jazz Festival burned away the last traces of fog. Playboy Jazz producer, Darlene Chan, who ...


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. ...


Article: Live Review

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

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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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30th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival

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30th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Hollywood Bowl June 14 and 15, 2008 The 30th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, one of the largest and longest-running jazz festivals in the nation, offered an action-packed 22-act mix of mainstream, contemporary, Latin, blues, big band and R&B sounds. The two-day event has ...


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29th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival

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Playboy Jazz Festival Hollywood Bowl Hollywood, California June 16-17, 2007 The 29th annual Playboy Jazz Festival sustained its reputation for staging an eclectic musical mix, but this time featured twelve straight-ahead jazz sets for more than half the lineup during the two-day event in the Hollywood Bowl. The festival's balanced ...


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28th Playboy Jazz Festival

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28th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Hollywood Bowl Hollywood, CA June 17-18, 2006 The 28th annual Playboy Jazz Festival delivered much more pure jazz than in recent years, focusing on New Orleans roots and Latin influences rather than crossover and contemporary sounds. Having reviewed this festival since the early '80s, ...


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