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Playboy Jazz Festival: 5 thoughts on Sunday evening's show
Playboy Jazz Festival: 5 thoughts on Sunday evening's show

The annual Playboy Jazz Festival wrapped its 36th edition Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl with the usual blend of smooth sounds, searing sun and celebrities sitting in box seats (I see you, Tavis Smiley). Our man Sean J. O’Connell wrote a thoughtful overview of the two-day program, but several acts – including George Benson and the not especially jazzy Fantasia -- performed after his deadline for Monday’s paper. Here are five thoughts on those late-breaking festivities. 1. José James is doing himself no favors. Last week the young New York singer released “While You Were Sleeping,” the anticipated follow-up to his excellent 2013 disc, “No Beginning...

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