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Music: Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

June 09, 2011

An eclectic rite of spring at the Hollywood Bowl, the 33rd Playboy Jazz Festival offers its signature mix of established and up-and-coming jazz talent paired with flourishes from the worlds of pop, world music and funk. Among the top picks for what should be a rollicking weekend include rising star on trumpet Ambrose Akinmusire, New Orleans' Terence Blanchard teamed with the Roots, a pair of ageless musical titans in Lee Konitz and Buddy Guy and much more. 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A. 3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $20-$150. (310) 450-1173; http://www.playboyjazzfestival.com.

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