Brubeck Brothers Honor Dave Brubeck at Playboy Jazz Festival

Sons Honor Dad on Father’s Day at Playboy Jazz Festival By Stephen K. Peeples Anchored by two of the late Dave Brubeck’s four sons, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet will pay tribute to their legendary father’s music and legacy at the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16. Known to Read More

Playboy Jazz Festival 2013 Swings June 15-16

Father’s Day Weekend Lineup Stars Sheila E., Naturally 7/Herbie Hancock, Trombone Shorty, the Brubeck Brothers, George Duke/Jeffrey Osborne and 15 More from Legends to Newcomers By Stephen K. Peeples Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS portal. Latin/rock drums and percussion ace Sheila E., vocal group Naturally 7 with Herbie Hancock; smooth jazz legends Bob James/David Read More

Prima Jr. & Band pack stage, blow lid off the Malibu Inn

Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS front page. Capping a series of TV and live dates in the L.A. area, Las Vegas-based jump-swing party band Louis Prima Jr.  and The Witnesses featuring singer Sarah Spiegel blew the lid off the Malibu Inn nightclub Saturday night, Sept. 29. Jamming the postage-stamp-sized stage, the nine-piece band decked Read More

Rock Hall of Famer Chris Hillman & Desert Rose Band to play rare SoCal show

Chris Hillman and three members of The Desert Rose Band will make a rare appearance together on Saturday, Nov. 3, performing an unplugged set at the Scherr Forum Theatre of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks, starting at 7 p.m. Joining Hillman in The Desert Rose Band~Acoustic are longtime friends and musical Read More

Nesmith Rejoins Monkees For Fall Tour; Stops in L.A., Santa Barbara

Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS front page. Surviving Monkees Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork return to the concert stage this November for a historic, 12-date tour of the United States. These performances will mark their first concerts together since 1997, and follow the unexpected passing of their musical comrade Davy Jones in February. Plans Read More

Cosby to Pass the Microphone as Playboy Jazz Emcee

Dr. William H. Cosby, the famed comedian, Grammy-winning recording artist, author, philanthropist, community activist and educator, will intro the artists this weekend for his 31st turn as emcee of the Playboy Jazz Festival, but for the last time, according to a statement released by the festival. After the weekend, Cosby will have been the emcee Read More

Playboy Jazz Fest Adds 3 Artists, Sets Final Schedule For June 16-17

Producers of the 34th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17 have added three more artists to the talent lineup, and set the order of appearance for the performances. Joining the roster of Grammy-winning jazz greats and rising stars are multi- Grammy-nominated R&B pianist/composer Patrice Rushen, New Orleans Mardi Read More

Against the Odds, Summer Meltdown Rocks The Plaza

Back to the Peeples Place at KHTS portal. Popular Hawaii-bred, Santa Barbara-based reggae-rock band Iration headlined a multi-genre roster of more than 25 bands that rocked two stages at The Plaza Theatre in Newhall and drew more than 500 young music fans to the ninth annual “Summer Meltdown Concert for Social Inclusion and Autism Awareness” Read More

Rizo’s ‘Mongorama’ And BH High Band Play Free Playboy Jazz Concert

Bandleader Jose Rizo (pictured far left, black cap) and his new nine-piece band, Mongorama, pay tribute to Latin jazz and conga legend Mongo Santamaria as they headline a free concert hosted by the Playboy Jazz Festival on the patio at the Beverly Hills Civic Center on Sunday, May 6. The Beverly Hills High School Jazz Read More

Famed Rock Bassist Tim Bogert Guest of Honor at All-Star Bash

This is the preview; a recap follows with a link to  photos from the event. You can nurse your St. Paddy’s night hangover at the Courtyard by Marriott in Valencia on Sunday afternoon from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. There’s a big jam celebrating the retirement of local resident and legendary rock bass player Tim Bogert (left) Read More