Live Jazz: The Playboy Jazz Festival (Sunday) at the Hollywood Bowl

By Devon Wendell It becomes more apparent each year that the annual Playboy Jazz Festival has less to do with pure jazz programming and more to do with people of all ages and races coming together for a good time.  This was certainly the case this year during the Festival’s second day show on Sunday,… Read More Live Jazz: The Playboy Jazz Festival (Sunday) at the Hollywood Bowl

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Here, There & Everywhere: The 33rd Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Artist Line-Up

By Don Heckman It’s no mystery that producing the Playboy Jazz Festival – a two day event for 18,000 listeners (each day) with eight straight hours of music – is a different task from what it was thirty or forty years ago.  After all, at that time it was possible to program schedules including the… Read More Here, There & Everywhere: The 33rd Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Artist Line-Up