LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ASSOCIATION
TO PRESENT 2018 PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL
Artists scheduled to perform include
CHARLES LLOYD & the Marvels with LUCINDA WILLIAMS, THE RAMSEY LEWIS QUARTET, TOWER OF POWER, KNEEBODY and DAYMÉ AROCENA
Annual Playboy Jazz Festival
June 9-10, 2018, at the Hollywood Bowl
Hosted by George Lopez
Tickets on sale Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Los Angeles, CA (January 4, 2018) – The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will present the 40th annual Playboy Jazz Festival June 9-10, 2018, at the Hollywood Bowl. It is the LA Phil’s fifth year presenting the event, and in keeping with tradition, the Festival will feature a first-rate slate of emerging jazz artists as well as renowned superstars of the genre. Performers already scheduled to appear include the legendary CHARLES LLOYD & the Marvels with LUCINDA WILLIAMS featuring Julian Lage, Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland and Greg Leisz; THE RAMSEY LEWIS QUARTET; LEE RITENOUR AND DAVE GRUSIN; fabled R&B-based horn section and band TOWER OF POWER, celebrating their 50th anniversary; THE COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA, under the direction of Scotty Barnhart; genre benders KNEEBODY; and Afro-Cuban singer DAYMÉ AROCENA from Havana.
The full lineup of talent will be announced February 21 in tandem with the schedule for the complete Hollywood Bowl Summer 2018 season. George Lopez will once again host the event, marking the sixth year of his involvement with the Festival.
Tickets go on sale February 21, 2018.
About the Hollywood Bowl
One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz offerings. The venue offers something for everyone. In February 2017, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the 13th year in a row at the 28th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer.