Hot Summer Nights, Cool Jazz Under the Stars at the Hollywood Bowl
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The last date listed for Jazz Nights at the Hollywood Bowl was Wednesday August 31, 2011 / 8:00pm (George Benson).
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What an evening. Parked at the Hollywood and Highland shuttle spot and got validated so parking and the shuttle cost $12 total. The shuttle is pretty easy once you find the bus itself--give yourself time OR walk up the street. What a concert. Pure perfect California.
August 10, 2011 at 8:00pm: *Robert Cray, Keb’ Mo’, Mavis Staples *
Bona-fide bluesman and guitarist Robert Cray, living link to the Delta Blues Keb’ Mo,’ and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer/vocalist Mavis Staples will rock the Bowl with raw emotion and 12-bar wizardry as they embody the very best in blues music today.
**August 17, 2011 8:00pm: Joni’s Jazz with Herbie Hancock *
One of the most influential songwriters of the late 20th century, known primarily for her acoustic folk, Joni Mitchell* also turned to jazz musicians, creating a thrilling new context for her songs.
Featuring an all star ensemble with arrangements by drummer Brian Blade and pianist Jon Cowherd, this evening celebrates Mitchell’s daring jazz-based recordings – including a performance of her 1975 masterpiece “The Hissing of Summer Lawns.”
Herbie Hancock, special guest
Kurt Elling, special guest
Glen Hansard, special guest
Aimee Mann, special guest
Chaka Khan, special guest
Wayne Shorter, special guest
Cassandra Wilson, special guest
Brian Blade, drums/arranger
Jon Cowherd, piano, keyboards/arranger
Greg Leisz, guitars
Marvin Sewell, guitars
Chris Thomas, bass
Jeff Haynes, percussion
Tom Scott, saxophone
Mark Isham, trumpet
*Joni Mitchell is not scheduled to perform.
*August 24, 2011 at 8:00pm: Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club
*Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo
Arturo Sandoval and the LA All Star Big Band Ninety Miles featuring Stefon Harris, David Sanchez and Christian Scott.
This special Cuban-themed evening of scorching rhythms and infectious improvisations includes projections of photos depicting historic and present day Cuba from the Getty’s historic photographic exhibit, A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now.
*August 31, 2011 at 8:00pm: George Benson
*DMS featuring George Duke, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn
The ultimate guitarist, who can play anything from bebop to pop with a career that has spanned nearly six decades, Benson is the master of taste, speed and swing. With his warm tone and silky vocals, his shows are filled with all the classic hits and a few jazz surprises, too! All stars in their own right, the Duke/Miller/Sanborn project opens the evening with smooth jazz verve.
Lineups are current at time of publication, but subject to change without notice.