For the Record

The following Sunday schedule for the Playboy Jazz Festival was inadvertently omitted from a story in Thursday’s Calendar Weekend.

Sunday’s Menu

For the record:
12:00 AM, Jun. 13, 1998 For the Record
Los Angeles Times Saturday June 13, 1998 Home Edition Calendar Part F Page 18 Entertainment Desk 1 inches; 24 words Type of Material: Correction
Playboy Festival--A story on the Playboy Jazz Festival in Thursday’s Calendar Weekend misidentified the singer with the group Gravity. The correct name is Nedra Johnson.

2 p.m.: The day opens with a toast from pianist Silvano Masterios, winner of the 12th annual Cognac Hennessy Jazz Search.

2:25: Sheila E’s brisk, Latin-pop rhythms provide an appealing first musical course from a performer who has just become the first female bandleader on late-night TV via the new “Magic Hour.”


3:15: It’s time for one of the festival’s more unusual sidebar servings, Howard Johnson and Gravity--a surprisingly swinging ensemble of tuba players. Also featured: the singing debut of local bassist Nedra Wheeler.

4:05: Saxophonist Kenny Garrett provides the first course. His debut as a bandleader showcases a style that moves easily from bebop and avant-garde to electric funk.

4:55: Sunday’s vocal serving is provided by Dee Dee Bridgewater. One of the rare singers who can deal with the Ella Fitzgerald approach to jazz, Bridgewater will undoubtedly do numbers from her “Dear Ella” album.

5:40: The big-band serving of comes from Louis Bellson, described by Duke Ellington as “the world’s greatest drummer.” The six-time Grammy nominee makes his third Playboy Festival appearance, and his first leading his own big band.


6:35: No jazz repast is complete without second helping of New Orleans, this time provided by clarinetist Pete Fountain.

7:25: Sunday night’s main course is a simmering blend of Cuban jazz and dance music by Los Van Van, which stole the show last year. (Although Los Van Van will not repeat last year’s heated performance at the Palladium, the band will appear for Orange County fans Monday at the Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana.)

8:20: Contemporary jazz followers finally get the treat they’ve been waiting for--the all-star group Fourplay. This year the band, making its second Playboy appearance, will have a different sound, as founder Lee Ritenour is replaced on guitar by the blues-driven playing of Larry Carlton.

9:20: The aperitif is also the festival’s least jazz-associated group--the pop band Little Feat. Blues fans will undoubtedly revel in the “Dixie Chicken” music of the veteran ensemble; serious jazzers can take the opportunity to head for the parking lot.

* The Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, Saturday and Sunday. Saturday sold out. Some tickets available for Sunday. $25. Festival hotline: (310) 449-4070. Park & Ride lots are in Westwood, Canoga Park, Pasadena, Fullerton-Anaheim and Torrance; tickets are $5 round-trip. Information: (213) 480-3232. Shuttle lots are at 10801 Ventura Blvd., 1626 N. La Brea Ave., 5333 Zoo Drive and 3700 Barham Blvd. Parking is free, and shuttle to the Bowl is $2 round-trip, with departures every 10 minutes from 1:30 to 7 p.m. No advance purchase required. Information about limited on-site parking, (213) 850-2000.