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  • Boney James and Fourplay Bring Contemporary Jazz to the Hollywood Bowl
  • Jul. 22, 2009
  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009, at 8 PM

    Media Sponsor: 94.7 The Wave

    Top-selling instrumentalist, Boney James, and contemporary jazz quartet, Fourplay, play a night of jazz, pop and R&B at the Hollywood Bowl, Wednesday, July 22, at 8 PM.

    Boney James’ gift of making the saxophone sing like a human voice has resulted in millions of albums sold over the past 16 years. This program presents selections from his new project, Send One Your Love, a sublime collection of ten love songs and his first concept album. “Some people have very kindly said that my sound is seductive in the same way that Barry White and Marvin Gaye’s were,” says James. “The great thing about some of their records was they could really set a romantic mood, so I decided to try to create my own make-out record, inspired by the soul music of the ‘70s.”

    Fourplay has enjoyed consistent artistic and commercial success by grafting elements of R&B, pop and a variety of other sounds to their unwavering jazz foundations. They are having a successful 2009 which includes the Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Group of the Year, sold-out tours in Korea and Japan, and the release of a new DVD titled Fourplay in Capetown. The Bowl evening is sure to bring treasures from their kaleidoscope of music.

    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and is home to the best and brightest in all genres of music. The 2004 season introduced audiences to a revitalized Hollywood Bowl, featuring a newly-constructed shell and stage and the addition of four stadium screens enhancing stage views in the venue. To this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's concerts. While the Bowl is best known for its sizzling summer nights, during the day California's youngest patrons enjoy "SummerSounds: Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl," the Southland's most popular summer arts festival for children, now in its 42nd season. In January 2009, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the fifth year in a row at the 20th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards; the Bowl's summer music festival has become as much a part of a Southern California summer as beaches and barbecues, the Dodgers, and Disneyland.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009, at 8 PM


    HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood



    Jazz Series



    BONEY JAMES

    FOURPLAY



    Media Sponsor: 94.7 The Wave

    Tickets ($1 - $96) are on sale now at HollywoodBowl.com, at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office (Tuesday–Saturday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.), or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000, and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Groups of 10 or more may be eligible for a 20% discount, subject to availability; call 323.850.2050 for further details or group sales. For general information or to request a brochure, call 323.850.2000.

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  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org, 213.972.3422; Leah Price, lprice@laphil.org, 213.972.3406; For photos: 213.972.3034