Bob James, David Sanborn for Playboy Jazz Festival
- Bob James, David Sanborn for Playboy Jazz Festival
The 35th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival will be held June 15-16, 2013 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The event will be hosted by a new Master of Ceremonies, comedian and actor George Lopez, who takes over hosting duties from longtime emcee Bill Cosby. The festival will offer performances from Bob James and David Sanborn, George Duke with Jeffrey Osborne, Angelique Kidjo with Hugh Masekela and Taj Mahal, India.Arie, Sheila E., Trombone Shorty, 2013 Grammy winner Robert Glasper Experiment and Grammy nominee Gregory Porter. In addition, Naturally 7 will be joined by special guest Herbie Hancock; the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra will handle an 80th birthday salute to Quincy Jones featuring guests Patti Austin and Hubert Laws; and the Brubeck Brothers Quartet will perform a special tribute to their late father, piano legend Dave Brubeck. Tickets and more information on the Playboy Jazz Festival is available
Carlos Santana is one of many artists who will be performing at Keep Love Alive's 17th annual Power of Love Gala in Las Vegas in celebration of the 80th birthday's of Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine. The tribute will take place on April 13 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and will raise funds for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its fight against neurodegenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis and memory disorders of all kinds. The event honored Muhammad Ali last year and included performances by Stevie Wonder and Lenny Kravitz, among others. Celebrity chefs Gordan Ramsay and Wolfgang Puck will be catering the event this year. To get more information or donate visit here.
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