George Lopez acts as Master of Ceremonies at the Playboy Jazz Festival

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Summer 2014 was kicked off by the 36th anniversary of the Playboy Jazz Festival, a tradition carried by this year’s Master of Ceremonies, George Lopez. The legendary music festival featured performances by Allen Stone, Tia Filler, Jamie Cullum, Arturo Sandoval Big Band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Fantasia, Los Amigos Invisibles and many more.

The annual festival celebrates the jazz genre as it features both established and up-and-coming artists. Hugh Hefner founded the Playboy Jazz Festival in Chicago in 1959, but it has been held in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl since 1979. This was Lopez’s second time hosting the event.

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