You’re Invited: The 37th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival at Hollywood Bowl

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will be presenting the 37th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 13th, and Sunday, June 14th at the world famous Hollywood Bowl. For the third consecutive year George Lopez will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

As “an internationally acclaimed event, the Playboy Jazz Festival is one of the premier jazz festivals in the United States and attracts audiences from across the globe.” Every year this event brings together an array of performers that include everything from celebrated icons to up and coming talent.

Over the years the Playboy Jazz Festival has featured musical legends and contemporary artist such as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, The Roots, Trombone Shorty and Esperanza Spalding.

The headliners for this year’s event are Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter, Tower of Power, Ozomatli, Ledisi, the Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Jazz Band and Terence Blanchard. And gracing the Playboy Jazz Festival stage for the first time will be Aloe Blacc, The Jones Family Singers, Jason Moran’s Fats Waller Dance Party, Morgan James, Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio, and Snarky Puppy to name a few.

In honor of the late great Gerald Wilson there will be a Celebrating Gerald Wilson Orchestra led by Gerald’s son, Anthony Wilson.

I’m definitely looking forward to the 37th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival. As a lover of all things music I know that this festival will not only allow me to see artist I have grown to love but it will also introduce me to some talented musicians that I’m not yet familiar with. If you are looking for something to do this June I highly recommend the Playboy Jazz Festival!

Subscriptions and single tickets are available now for the Playboy Jazz Festival at or, or via phone at 323-850-2000 or 800-745-3000. You can also purchase tickets in person at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office.

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Check out the 37th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Line-Up below:

Saturday, June 13 – 3:00-11:00PM

Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and the Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble

Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Jazz Band with special invited guests Ronnie Cuber, Alfredo De La Fe, Donald Harrison, Joe Locke

Aloe Blacc

Tower of Power

Jason Moran’s Fats Waller Dance Party

Celebrating Gerald Wilson Orchestra under the direction of Anthony Wilson

Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio

Morgan James

A Sacred Steel Love Supreme: The Campbell Brothers Present “A Love Supreme”

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Vocal Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Pat Bass

Sunday, June 14 – 3:00-10:30PM


Terence Blanchard E-Collective


The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band under the direction of John Lee

Snarky Puppy

King Sunny Ade and his African Beats

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Blue Note 75th Anniversary Presents: Our Point of View featuring Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, Kendrick Scott, Lionel Loueke, Marcus Strickland and Ambrose Akinmusire

The Jones Family Singers

The LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All-City Jazz Big Band under the direction of Tony White and J.B. Dyas