For the second year, we have the pleasure of announcing that Parlor Social has been voted as a 'Hot 100 Live Unsigned Artists/bands in the country' of 2018 by music industry trade magazine Music Connection.
Keyboardist Ric'Key Pageot, who has accompanied Madonna for several years in shows, would not be surprised that the American undertakes another big world tour.
"When I started working with her, I thought that at age 50, she might stop touring to go to a residency somewhere. And then, 10 years later, she continues to give performances and surprise. "
Parlor Social, an L.A.-based 15-person unit, offered a time-warp blend of Harlem Renaissance music and hip-hop. The group showcased singer/songwriter Dessy Di Lauro and multi-instrumentalist Ric’key Pageot for songs such as Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell on You” and “The Joint Is Jumping,” featuring tap dancers/backup singers Kayla Watson and Samantha Schultz, with Lopez joining in.
Legendary jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd & the Marvels with special guest Lucinda Williams are on the diverse lineup for the 40th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, along with Anthony Hamilton, Snarky Puppy and Jazmine Sullivan. Presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, the two-day event will take place June 9-10 at the Hollywood Bowl.
Among the additional performers scheduled to appear are Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin, the Ramsey Lewis Quintet, blues icon Roy Gaines and Parlor Social with Dessy Di Lauro x Ric’key Pageot. Fabeled horn section and band Tower of Power will also be on hand to celebrate its 50th anniversary. And an 80th birthday salute to the late jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard will feature Randy Brecker, Nicholas Payton, Jeremy Pelt and David Weiss.
Comedian/actor George Lopez returns for a sixth year as host. For more information about the 2018 Playboy Jazz Festival lineup, including tickets, visit HollywoodBowl.com.