By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon The Hollywood Bowl celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Playboy Jazz Festival over the 2018 weekend of June 9 and 10. Two [...]
By Jenny Peters What happens when an iconic soul singer comes to the Hollywood Bowl? The crowd forms, that’s what! The crowd was so huge on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, to [...]
Tower of Power (www.tofp.com) is a soul band from San Francisco that has been performing for 41 years. Their concert on December 11, 2009 at Club Nokia left no doubt that they still deliver a dynamic brand of soul, funk, and incredibly tight horn arrangements. Prior to the Tower of Power show, Average White Band opened with some fine soul and funk of their own. Tom Politzer, Tower of Power's lead tenor sax player, sat in for the encore, "Pick Up The Pieces". While both bands fall into the same genre, AWB's sound is more subtle. The crowd enjoyed the set, but clearly the highlight of the evening was yet to come.