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Celebrates Quincy Jones's The A&M Years at the Hollywood Bowl

Led by musical director Christian McBride, conductor John Clayton and a host of jazz masters, Quincy Jones: The A&M Years at the Hollywood Bowl on September 6, 2017, at 8:00 p.m, shines a light on three masterful A&M jazz albums from the legendary musician, producer, conductor, industry executive and humanitarian, Quincy Jones. The three albums - Walking in Space, Gula Matari and Smackwater Jack - were released during a peak creative time in Jones' life that mirrored a transition in jazz history.

Joining McBride and Clayton for this special tribute are Dave Grusin, Sean Jones, Hubert Laws, Grégoire Maret, Lewis Nash, Lee Ritenour, Alfredo Rodriguez, Valerie Simpson, and an all-star big band. Opening the evening are artists who exemplify Jones' prodigious ear for talent - Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano and Jonah Nilsson. Tribute to Quincy Jones: "The A&M Years" was conceived by Tim Jackson, Artistic Director of the Monterey Jazz Festival, and premiered there on September 16, 2016.

Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine's new complimentary Wednesday Winemaker Series will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the newly renovated Box Office Plaza Marketplace. Patrons can enjoy samplings of wines hand-selected by Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine Sommelier and Wine Director Caroline Styne. Featured wines are available for purchase at select Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine locations.

The Hollywood Bowl Museum recently unveiled a new exhibition, Summer Nights: Jazz at the Bowl, which traces the history of jazz performance at the Hollywood Bowl from the earliest days of the swing era through today. With a selection of audio recordings from the Los Angeles Philharmonic archives, this exhibition showcases instrumental, solo and festival manifestations of the genre. Summer Nights: Jazz at the Bowl is on view until June 2019. Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 8:00 p.m.

hristian McBride, musical director John Clayton, conductor Dave Grusin, special guest Sean Jones, special guest Hubert Laws, special guest Grégoire Maret, special guest Lewis Nash, special guest Lee Ritenour, special guest Alfredo Rodriguez, special guest Valerie Simpson, special guest plus an all-star big band Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano Jonah Nilsson For full artist biographies, please visit

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