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Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA 90068
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3 events
2 reviews
2 stars
The LA Zoo shuttle is the way to go! Super easy and stress free.
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22 events
4 reviews
2 stars
The weather was warm. I wore casual shoes, lots of walking at the bowl.
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31st Annual Playboy Jazz Festival
118 ratings
4.6 average rating
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22 events
8 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 13 2009

it was a nice night, good music food and friends. a good way just to relax and listen to music. if it hadn't been cloudy it would have been perfect. The hollywood bowl is truely a great venue. Even with the cheap seats its a good show. ;)

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13 events
6 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 14 2009

- Picking up tickets was a snap, as always.

- The seats were, as advertised, up in the nosebleed section. That's fine with me, especially for this price; the cheap seats at Hollywood Bowl always seem to have more fun anyway.

- The lineup...continued

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6 events
3 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 14 2009

Had the best time ever at this event! The crowd was fantastic and the music excellent. This is definitely the event to be at and start out the summer with at the Hollywood Bowl.

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Master of Ceremonies Bill Cosby

Saturday, June 13 – 2:30 – 11pm *

The Neville Brothers

Remembering the Miles Davis Classic

Kind Of Blue @ 50

Jimmy Cobb’s So What Band

Featuring Wallace Roney, Vincent Herring, Javon Jackson,

Larry Willis & Buster Williams

Norman Brown’s Summer Storm Starring Phil Perry, Eric Darius Featuring Gail Jhonson in a “Tribute to Wayman Tisdale”

Jon Faddis Quartet

The Jack Sheldon Orchestra

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings

Pete Escovedo Orchestra Featuring Sheila E., Peter Michael

and Juan Escovedo

Esperanza Spalding

Cos Of Good Music Featuring Dwayne Burno, Ndugu Chancler,

Anat Cohen, Luis Conte, Tanya Darby, Geoffrey Keezer

Direct from New Orleans

New Birth Brass Band

Los Angeles County High School For The Arts Jazz Ensemble

Under the Direction of Jason Goldman

**Sunday, June 14 – 2:00-10:30 p.m.


Wayne Shorter Quartet Featuring Brian Blade, John Patitucci,

Danilo Perez

Kenny G

Patti Austin

King Sunny Ade And His African Beats

Dave Holland Big Band

Monty Alexander’s Jazz & Roots

Oscar Hernandez and the L.A. Salsa All-Stars

Anat Cohen Quartet

Quincy Jones Presents

Alfredo Rodriguez

North Hollywood High School Jazz Ensemble

Under the Direction of Jonathan Kenion

Giant video screens have been added to the Bowl for this event.