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Celebrating Jazz, Playboy Style

Jack Sheldon
Showcasing many of Los Angeles’ top talents, the noted six week series, (including the acclaimed Jazz on Film night) will be presented in conjunction with the upcoming 31st annual Playboy Jazz Festival, to be held Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14 at the Hollywood Bowl.

Some of the most exciting and internationally renowned names in jazz will come together when the 2009 Playboy Jazz Festival, now in its 31st year, presents a stellar lineup of talent at the landmark Hollywood Bowl.

The two-day event, which annually attracts over 35,000 fans, celebrates the entire spectrum of jazz. This year’s slate of performers will feature an eclectic mix of veteran jazz icons, today’s hottest young stars, world music performers, and Festival favorites.

Returning as master of ceremonies for his 28th year, jazz aficionado extraordinaire Bill Cosby will again bring together his own group of veteran musicians.
Featuring everything from swing to salsa to straight ahead and contemporary jazz, the free events will be held in Beverly Hills, Watts, Warner Center, and Los Angeles:

The schedule of free community events and artists:
SUNDAY, MAY 3 AT 3:00 P.M.
Playboy Jazz in Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills Civic Center Plaza
BoneSoir
Johnny Polanco Y Su Conjunto Amistad

FRIDAY, MAY 8 AT 11:00 A.M.
Bradley Senior Center, Watts
L.A. Multi-School Jazz Band under the direction of Reggie Andrews

SUNDAY, JUNE 7. 2009 (Please call for concert time)
Playboy Jazz at Warner Center Park
Warner Center Park, Lou Bredlow Pavilion, Woodland Hills
Artists TBA

THURDAY, JUNE 11, AT 7:30 P.M.
Jazz on Film at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
An evening of rare and often never-before-seen jazz footage and musical rarities hosted by noted jazz archivist Mark Cantor

Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or at (213) 365-3500 or
(714) 740-7878. You can also download a ticket order form at
playboyjazzfestival.com.

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