LOS ANGELES MUSIC HIGHLIGHT of the WEEK: Wednesday July 20

JAZZ AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL:

YES WE CAN CAN

AN ALLEN TOUSSAINT SALUTE

By Don Heckman

a NIGHT AT THE Hollywood bowl is always a night to remember. And never more than during the musically exciting performances at the steart of a new season.

Like this one, the kick off of the 2016 Jazz Season, a unique event that reaches into the deep and vital roots of jazz in the captivating music of New Orleans.

Featuring DR. JOHN & THE NITE TRIPPERS, AND THE ALLEN TOUSSAINT BAND

The Big Easy’s finest artists celebrate the late legendary Toussaint, the New Orleans composer, producer, performer and humanitarian, whose hits include “Southern Nights,” “Yes We Can Can,””Working in the Coal Mine,” and more, most of which will surface in this memorable program.

This irresistible evening of dynamic music will showcase special guests soul queen Irma Thomas, drummer Cyrill Neville, with the New Orleans funk band, GALACTIC.

Call it a stellar way to kick off the far ranging programs to expect in the Holywood Bowl’s colorful 2016 schedule. Don’t miss it.

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