Date: Feb 28th, 2009 · Tags: Jazz Music Links

a Alfredo rodriguez, Quincy jones, and hugh hefnerCopyright 2009 Leroy Hamilton / Playboy

Quincy Jones had a twofold purpose in taking the podium at Wednesday’s announcement of the 31st annual Playboy Jazz Festival. First he continued his advocacy for a secretary of the arts Cabinet position; second he introduced 23-year-old Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez, whom he has taken under his wing over the past few years. The concerts are held at the Hollywood Bowl