Headliners Announced for Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival

The Hollywood Bowl Jazz Competition, previously often known as the Playboy Jazz Competition, has introduced the preliminary lineup of headliners for its 2022 version, introduced by the Los Angeles Philharmonic on the storied Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, Calif. Among the many acts scheduled to carry out on the two-day competition on June 25-26, 2022 are the Roots, Gregory Porter, Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, Cory Wong, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, José James, Gordon Goodwin’s Huge Phat Band, Azar Lawrence, and Gerald Clayton. The total lineup will likely be introduced on February 15.

Initially based by passionate jazz fan Hugh Hefner in 1959 and held in Chicago, then the positioning of Playboy‘s headquarters, the competition went on hiatus for 20 years till 1979 when it was restarted to have fun the journal’s twenty fifth anniversary in Los Angeles. That first version on the Hollywood Bowl featured traditional jazz artists Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, and Depend Basie alongside extra modern and business acts like Climate Report, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock, a method that may be repeated in subsequent years. In time, the Playboy Jazz Competition grew to become some of the prestigious jazz occasions on the earth, with a revolving stage, top-of-the-line headliners, and a star-studded crowd that invariably included Playboy Bunnies alongside high-profile TV and film stars. In addition to being the supply of quite a few stay albums, it featured some of the stunning print applications of any competition on the earth, many editions of which will be discovered on sale for prime greenback on eBay and different memorabilia websites. The competition ran yearly till 2020, when it was canceled due to the pandemic. 

Two-day competition tickets can be found now with single-day tickets occurring sale Feb. 15. Study extra on the Hollywood Bowl web site.


Learn Chris J. Walker’s evaluate of the 2019 Playboy Jazz Competition right here

Learn Jeff Tamarkin’s evaluate of the guide Playboy Swings, about Hugh Hefner’s contribution to fashionable jazz tradition, right here.


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