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Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA 90068
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and park at the lots available on Hollywood and Highland Ave. Cheaper and all you have to do is take a short walk up to the Bowl. Mind you it is all upill, so please wear comfortable shoes e.g. boots, flats, sneakers. If not, I'd pack some flats for walking and put your cute shoes on at the concert. :)
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USE THE SHUTTLE! I have always hated The Bowl but that's because I've either driven myself or been dropped off by a friend and it's been torturous. Took the shuttle from Griffith Park and it was So. Awesome. Do it!
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76 ratings
4.6 average rating
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28 events
11 reviews
72 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 was in festive mood. Beach balls flying in the air, bead necklaces thrown...continued

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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 it a little something extra. The crowd was pretty wild - lots of jello shots...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.