The snazzy, jazzy combo Pink Martini are performing three shows at the Hollywood Bowl, and each night features an intriguing opening band. On Friday, it’s the Violent Femmes, followed on Saturday by La Santa Cecilia. On Sunday, the Portland group are billed with the legendary keyboardist Booker T. Jones, who will lead a revue that celebrates his extensive history with Stax Records. Among many other things, the label released the landmark, coolly grooving instrumental hit single “Green Onions” by Booker T. & the M.G.’s. Jones has continued to pump out powerful, soulful music in a variety of solo albums and in collaborations with Neil Young, Questlove and the Drive-By Truckers. Let’s just say he draws from a seriously deep catalog. Pink Martini’s 2018 record, Non Ouais! The French Songs of Pink Martini, is another typically breezy but engaging set of chansons.
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood; Sun., Aug 25, 8 p.m.; $14-$201. (323) 850-2000, www.hollywoodbowl.com.
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