Wednesday, April 22, 2009

2009 Playboy Jazz Festival

For all of you left coast groovies or those planning on being out that way, the 31st Annual Playboy Jazz Festival will take place this year on June 13 and 14 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

They've got renowned trumpeter Jon Faddis with his quartet scheduled. Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings are on the bill too. I like them! Bill Cosby will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

The Line Up
  • The Neville Brothers
  • Kind of Blue @ 50: ~Remembering the Miles Davis Classic ~Jimmy Cobb's So What Band featuring Wallace Roney, Vincent Herring, Javon Jackson, Larry Willis and Buster Williams
  • Summer Storm starring Norman Brown, Wayman Tisdale, Eric Darius, featuring Gail Johnson
  • 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 and 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
  • Wayne Shorter Quartet featuring Brian Blade, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez
  • Kenny G
  • Patti Austin
  • King Sunny Ade
  • 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