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Just before the season ends at the Hollywood Bowl, two jazz-related soirees are scheduled there. On Sept. 10, under the title “The Sights and Sounds of Peter Sellars,” bassist-composer Charlie Haden will lead his award-winning Liberation Music Orchestra, sharing the bill with Lawrence Foster conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
The following evening, what was originally planned as a recital by Stan Getz and Carmen McRae has been restructured as a result of Getz’s death and McRae’s recent illness. Now billed as “Friends of Stan Getz,” the program will feature singer Astrud Gilberto (of “Girl From Ipanema” fame) and vibraphonist Gary Burton, both of whom worked at one time in Getz’s group. Completing the show will be the Dave Brubeck Quartet and singer-pianist Shirley Horn.
Branford Marsalis, the saxophonist and eldest sibling of what has become virtually the royal family of jazz, will be on hand with his quartet Oct. 9 at Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, and will return Dec. 7 for a one-night stand at the Strand in Redondo Beach.
“Jazz to End Hunger,” an all-star benefit with proceeds benefiting the nation’s hungry and homeless, will take to the stage Oct. 19 and 20 at the Greek Theatre. The cast will include the Count Basie Orchestra directed by saxophonist Frank Foster, Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau Band, George Duke, Jon Hendricks, Tom Scott and others.