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Jazzy summer at the Bowl

Summer’s biggest jazz party return’s to the Bowl for a two day celebration of incredible music and fun times. Get on your cool, bring a picnic or opt for one of the Bowls great food offerings, hang out with other jazz heads, celebrate Father’s Day, and have a fantastic time!

The LA Phil will present two days of exciting music at the Hollywood Bowl Jazz festival June 17-18. Saluting 43 years, the beloved festival will be co-crated by jazz titans Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington.

Herbie Hancock the LA Phil’s Creative Chair for jazz said, “I was thrilled when the LA Phil asked me to co-curate this festival with Kamasi and explore his extraordinary artistic vision. Our celebration this year includes so many artists—both emerging and established—at defining moments in their musical journeys. Together, we hope to create community and connection through the music we make and leave audiences feeling uplifted and inspired. It has been a joy to partner with Kamasi and the LA Phil, an organization committed to innovative jazz programming and nurturing our humanity through the arts.”

Celebrated funny man, and avid jazz fan, Arsenio Hall, will be back as host of this year’s festival bringing joy and laughter to the stage while introducing an artistically eclectic line up of performers including Kamasi Washington playing an excerpt from his original score to a new documentary BECOMING: an intimate portrait of Michelle Obama.


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