George Lopez to Host This Year’s Playboy Jazz Festival

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7 Feb 2019 | LATINews

George Lopezis jazzed up for his next gig!

The 57-year-old Mexican-American actor/comedian will return as host of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association’s annual Playboy Jazz Festival at Los Angeles’ iconic Hollywood Bowl.

George Lopez

The 41st installment will take place on June 8-9.

The jam-packed lineup features an eclectic mix of jazz-and-beyond artists, including Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective, Kool & The GangBoz Scaggs,  Béla Fleck and The FlecktonesThe MaceoParker Big BandThe CookersAngélique KidjoDirty Dozen Brass BandBenny Golson’s 90th Birthday QuartetThe Family Stone, Sheila E.Terrace MartinSona Jobartehand more.

The event will also honor the late Nudgu Chancler. The celebration will be held with Patrice Rushen, MD and guests Ernie WattsAlphonso JohnsonTerri Lyne CarringtonDoc PowellByron MillerRayford GriffinJosie James, TC Carson.

Additionally, the Hollywood Bowl announced its Jazz at the Bowl2019 summer series, featuring LA Phil’s Creative Chair for Jazz Herbie Hancockwith R+R=Nowand special guests Nonameand PhoelixTony BennettMichael McDonaldChaka KhanBuddy GuyJimmie VaughanCharlie Musselwhite; a tribute to Brazil featuring the Ivan Lins Quartet with Big Band conducted by John Beasleyand special guests Dianne Reevesand New York Voices, and Lee Ritenourwith special guests Dave Grusinand Luciana SouzaThe RootsChristian McBride Big BandBen HarperNeneh CherryBlack Movie Soundtrack III, and more to be announced.   

Check out the full Playboy Jazz Festival lineup and the Jazz at the Bowl summer series events here. 


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