Versatile, daring, and insightful, Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez has received rave reviews for the lyricism of her playing, her compelling interpretations, and her elegant stage presence. Ms. Martinez returns to BroadStage following her acclaimed appearance at The Edye with an evening of both contemporary and classical compositions including Caroline Shaw’s Gustave Le Gray, Beethoven’s Bagatelles (Selections), and Mazzoli’s Heartbreaker.
All Rise weaves together orchestra, choir, and jazz band into a massive jazz symphony. Marsalis reaches across musical styles—from African chant and New Orleans parade music to symphonic modernism—creating a blues suite that turns “destruction to creativity” and draws “joy out of tragedy.”
Wynton Marsalis leads one of jazz's sharpest and most versatile ensembles—a group whose sound The New York Times characterized as “big-band stompers, ballads, and percolating curios marked by his fondness for musical onomatopoeia.” This group can play everything, from Ellington to Monk to Corea and more. Together they’ve brought jazz’s senses of freedom, interplay, and connectedness—as well as its greatest compositions—seemingly everywhere, extending the lineage of what began at New Orleans’ Congo Square over 100 years ago to stages all around the world.
It’s a triple shot of Hollywood Bowl favorites when George Benson and Boney James co-headline our annual mini-festival dedicated to the smoothest of sounds, with the one and only Lalah Hathaway kicking things off right. Join us for a night of laidback guitars, soulful sax, and more.
The history of music in Black film is so rich, it demands a fourth tribute at the Hollywood Bowl. Following the first three wildly popular installations in 2014, 2016, and 2019, Black Movie Soundtrack returns for another evening of music, movies, and more! Grammy-winning musical director Marcus Miller returns to run the show, and comedian Craig Robinson will reprise his role as host.
With their high-energy fusion of flamenco, rumba, salsa, and pop, The Gipsy Kings brought the sounds of the South of France and the Iberian Peninsula to the masses—and with 20 million albums sold, they proved that rhythm is a universal language.
Experience two classics by the ultimate Russian Romantic including his breathtaking Second Concerto—performed by a pianist described as the “definition of virtuosity” by The Observer—as well as the lush Second Symphony.
With his swaggering presence, Nathaniel Rateliff has stalked stages around the world, singing with enough soul-powered energy to make even the biggest venues feel like packed clubs. His band The Night Sweats is a rock’n’roll force to be reckoned with, one whose horn section sends their rave-ups into rarefied air. And on their latest album, 2021’s The Future, they show there’s a heart beating beneath all that muscle. The progressive funk and soul of Durand Jones & The Indications has always felt like it came from a timeless record pulled out of the back of a vintage shop, but as the Indiana group digs deeper into their sound, they keep finding more: a bit of disco, some synth pop, a touch of hip-hop. It’s a powerful combination, so much so that President Obama called their song “Witchoo” one of his favorites of 2021. Celisse’s blues-tinged, hard-rocking sound–and soulful voice–have won her gigs with many notable musicians from Mariah Carey and Graham Nash to becoming a founding member of Trey Anastasio’s Ghosts of the Forest. She has also performed on Broadway for the national tour of Wicked and on Saturday Night Live playing lead guitar for Lizzo. She kicks off the night with a set of her own infectious grooves.
From brass bands to bounce, a big, bold krewe full of New Orleans musicians showcase the vast array of sounds that keep the Crescent City grooving.
Enjoy an evening of Saint-Saëns’ highly melodic music, from the passionate First Cello Concerto featuring Pablo Ferrández to the powerful majesty of his memorable “Organ” Symphony.
Nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow brings hits like “All I Wanna Do” and “Soak Up the Sun” to the Bowl stage, while five-time Grammy-winning bluesman (and Compton native) Keb’ Mo’ kicks things off.
Our signature series of blues rhythms returns to light up the night. Dance, drink, and dare to be a regular at our Friday night series on the plaza and in The Edye. Curated by The Reverend Shawn Amos. Rodd Bland and the Members Only Band is an all-star tribute to the vast musical repertoire of the late Blues and Soul legend Bobby “Blue” Bland. From deep cuts to well-known classics, this sonic journey is curated and led by Bobby’s son and drummer Rodd Bland and features musicians who played with Bobby during his storied career.
Virtuosic jazz pianist and celebrated conceptual artist Jason Moran makes his BroadStage debut with a solo piano concert featuring highlights from his extraordinary recording career. Recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Grant, Moran is a risk-taker and trendsetter who draws inspiration from all artistic forms. With such a rich palette to draw from, this evening is sure to prove again why Rolling Stone calls him “the most provocative thinker in current jazz.”