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Review: 33rd Annual Playboy Jazz Festival

The Hollywood Bowl mainstay, which traditionally draws 35,000 over two days, features blues, brass and Bill Cosby.

Playboy Jazz Festival, Day 2 — Concert Review

Young Irvin Mayfield came out to lead his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra wearing a three-button suit with all the buttons buttoned.

Playboy Jazz Festival, Day 1 — Concert Review

The younger they were, the harder they fell at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday during the Playboy Jazz Festival. And vice versa: The older they were, the higher they soared.

Playboy Jazz Festival at The Hollywood Bowl — Concert Review

Saturday's segment of the 31st Playboy Jazz Festival got off to a very promising start with a high level jam session featuring two great new players in the front line, Anat Cohen and Tanya Darby.

Doheny Beach Blues Festival

You didn't have to go very far to beat the 83-year-old B.B. King at his own longstanding game, and a bunch of guitar guys did just that on the second day of the Doheny Beach Blues Festival in Dana…

Doheny Beach Blues Festival at Doheny State Beach — Concert Review

You didn't have to go very far to beat the 83-year-old B.B. King at his own longstanding game, and a bunch of guitar guys did just that on the second day of the Doheny Beach Blues Festival.

Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno did not need to put any icing on the delicious song cake she baked on her one-night stand in town. But she has been in show business for better than 60 years, and there are very few…

Concert Review: Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno did not need to put any icing on the delicious song cake she baked on her one-night stand in town. But she has been in show business for better than 60 years, and there are very few…

Concert Review: Dave Brubeck

The 87-year-old jazz icon brings the good old tunes to the Disney Concert Hall.

Music Reviews

Having enjoyed a lifetime of fame and fortune, he seems to be approaching the finish line cautiously, to judge by the leisurely pace at which he played most of the numbers at his concert Sunday night.

Music Reviews

All evening long, it was one perfect first take after another as Bergeron, who got big playing lead trumpet with Maynard Ferguson's Big Bop Nouveau band, displayed a blindingly clean upper register…

Memorable moments from Playboy Jazz past

The peaks of Playboy's venerable jazz weekends at the Hollywood Bowl are not easy to isolate, what with 16 hours of music and a couple of dozen bands to listen to or sleep through each June for 30…