Venue Details

1904 Star Starred
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA 90078
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Member Tips

Avoid parking hassles at the Bowl - use the shuttle or park & ride bus. Call 323-850-2000 for info.
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Dress comfortably, bring Jacket as it gets cold in the evening
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Bring your own
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If using shuttle park, be careful that your car is not blocked if leaving early
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Go Metro!
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Blazing hot during the day - wear layers.
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Reviews & Ratings

74 ratings
4.6 average rating
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25 events
9 reviews
69 stars
attended Jun 12 2010

This was my first time attending The Playboy Jazz Festival. I really had a great time.Lots of great music. The group 7? What can I say of that group; phenomenon! Everyone... continued

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10 events
3 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 13 2010

Very relaxed afternoon of good music. People are there to have a good time, so you must have that attitude.

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4 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Jun 12 2010

This was a great event - it's always hard to say anything bad about a Bowl experience, but this was a lot more enjoyable because it was during the daytime, which gives... continued

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This landmark event continues its rich tradition of featuring the biggest names in jazz, along with future jazz headliners delivering an exciting mix of everything from standards and blues to Latin beats and world fusion. This year’s roster includes the legendary George Benson, Chick Corea, Manhattan Transfer and many more! Also, the spectacular day-and-night big screens that were such a big hit at the past festivals will be back, offering up-close-and-personal coverage of every artist from the very first performance Saturday until the closing number Sunday.

*Saturday, June 12, 2010

2:30pm to 11:00pm*

  • Chick Corea Freedom Band with Christian McBride, Roy Haynes, Kenny Garrett

  • Sax for Stax featuring Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber and Kirk Whalum

  • Kurt Elling with special guest, Ernie Watts

  • Marcus Miller Band with featured guest artist Christian Scott

  •  Pete Escovedo Orchestra featuring Sheila E., Peter Michael and Juan Escovedo

  • The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra Salutes Louie Bellson

  • Javon Jackson Band with special guest Les McCann

  • Naturally 7

  • Jake Shimabukuro

  • Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

  • El Dorado High School under the direction of Richard Watson

*Sunday, June 13, 2010

2:00pm to 10:30pm*

  • George Benson
  • Manhattan Transfer
  • Bobby Hutcherson and Cedar Walton Quartet
  • Salif Keita
  • Robert Randolph & The Family Band
  • Esperanza Spalding
  • Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
  • Tiempo Libre
  • Cos of Good Music with Dwayne Burno, Ndugu Chancler, Mark Gross, Jay Hoggard, D.D. Jackson and Ingrid Jensen
  • Jazz Mafia’s Brass Bows and Beats
  • L.A. All District High School Jazz Band under the direction of Tony White and J.B. Dyas

Line up subject to change without notice.