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Playboy Jazz Festival Announces Lineup

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The Neville Brothers, Sharon Jones and the Dap- Kings, the Wayne Shorter Quartet and Kenny G are among the performers slated to appear at the 31st Annual Playboy Jazz Festival, June 13-14 at the Hollywood Bowl.

In addition to the Neville Brothers and Sharon Jones, Saturday's lineup will feature a 50th anniversary salute to Miles Davis' class album Kind of Blue by Jimmy Cobb's So What Band.

Also performing on the festival's first day with be Summer Storm featuring Norman Brown, Wayman Tisdale and Eric Darius, the Jon Faddis Quartet, the Jack Sheldon Orchestra, the Pete Escovedo Orchestra featuring Sheila E., Esperanza Spalding, Cos of Good Music, the New Birth Brass Band and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble.

Besides Shorter's quartet and Kenny G, the festival's second day will boast Patti Austin, King Sunny Ade, the Dave Holland Big Band, Monty Alexander's Jazz & Roots, Oscar Hernandez and the Conga Room All-Stars, the Anat Cohen Quartet, Alfredo Rodriguez and the North Hollywood High School Jazz Ensemble.

As always, Bill Cosby will serve as master of ceremonies.
Tickets, $20-$145 per day, are available at Ticketmaster locations

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