Dont’ Miss The 2008 Sweet & Hot Music Festival: Aug 29th-Sept 1st in Los Angeles, CA

The Sweet & Hot Music Festival, taking place at the LAX Marriott over Labor Day Weekend, presents a diverse lineup of excellent musicians in a family-friendly environment at affordable prices.

This year, the Festival features the likes of Ernestine Anderson, the Jack Sheldon Orchestra, Herb Jeffries, Ernie Andrews, the Jennifer Leitham Trio, and Banu Gibson, along with the world premiere of some unreleased Chet Baker recordings and an ongoing jam session in the lobby.

But with entertainment happening in eight venues within the Marriott, Sweet & Hot offers more than jazz. There’s also blues, gospel, R&B, honky-tonk, and children’s and novelty music. There’s Pianorama, hosted by Yve Evans, in which pianists are given 15 minutes each to “play his or her butt off.” There’s ballroom and swing dancing. As performer Ava DuPree puts it, “there’ll be comedy, drama, magic, the bold, the beautiful, the young, and the restless, all served up with a little vaudeville on the side.” It all happens at the LAX Marriott August 29-September 1.


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Album: Blues, Dues, and Love News

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