Bill Cosby Returns as Host of 2011 Playboy Jazz Festival


The 33rd annual Playboy Jazz Festival is set to present a diverse mix of jazz artists June 11-12 at the Hollywood Bowl, hosted by Bill Cosby

Among the headliners for the two-day concert are Buddy Guy, Dianne Reeves, The Roots with special guest Terence Blanchard, Fourplay, Harmony 3 and Naturally 7.

Jazz aficionado Cosby will return as Master of Ceremonies for his 30th year and will feature his Cos of Good Music artists, such as pianist Geri Allen, noted trombone player George Bohanon and accomplished bassist and composer Dwayne Burno.

The event will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12 at the Hollywood Bowl.