Venue Details

55313 Star Starred
Hollywood Bowl
2301 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA 90068
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Jazz Nights at the Hollywood Bowl
200 ratings
4.6 average rating
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25 events
3 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 07 2010

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...continued

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141 events
130 reviews
43 stars
attended Jul 21 2010

All the performers were great, individually and when they performed together.

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Anonymous Red Velvet
568 events
326 reviews
647 stars
attended Jul 28 2010

The first two bands were boring. The Count Basie Orchestra made up for it. It was an ok night.

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160 events
158 reviews
92 stars
attended Aug 24 2011

An energetic evening for all. My favorite was part was Arturo Sandoval's trumpet and big band. Lots of Latin Jazz lovers were there. I had never seen the Hollywood Bowl so packed.

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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.

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