Live Jazz: The Playboy Jazz Festival Free Community Concert with Antonio Fargas and the New Jump Blues Band

By Don Heckman The ramping up to the 35th annual Playboy Jazz Festival in mid-June got under way with a high spirited kick-off Sunday afternoon at the Beverly Hills Civic Center.  The event, the first of two Playboy free community concerts, featured performances by Antonio Fargas and the New Jump Blues Band and the Beverly… Read More Live Jazz: The Playboy Jazz Festival Free Community Concert with Antonio Fargas and the New Jump Blues Band

Live Jazz: Justo Almario’s Afro-Colombian Ensemble and the Tamir Hendelman Trio in a Playboy Jazz Festival Free Community Concert at the Beverly Hills Civic Center

By Devon Wendell It was a beautiful sunny day at the Beverly Hills Civic Center on Sunday  for the 33rd annual Playboy Jazz Festival to present its first free community concert.  Two very diverse and skilled performers were on the bill, and KJAZZ’s Brad Williams was the host. The first act was award winning Israeli… Read More Live Jazz: Justo Almario’s Afro-Colombian Ensemble and the Tamir Hendelman Trio in a Playboy Jazz Festival Free Community Concert at the Beverly Hills Civic Center