I've got one pair of tickets to give away for the Jamie Cullum show at the Hollywood Bowl this Friday July 20th. (He's also appearing this Saturday, but I don't have free tickets for that show.) These are good tickets in Section K. I sat about the same distance back for the Decemberists and you can hear and see very well from that part of the Bowl.
Cullum's a British piano player with a reputation as a dynamic live performer. He's a big hip-hop fan and has appeared on albums by Handsome Boy Modeling School and Pharrell. He plays standards alongside covers by Doves, the White Stripes (using a stompbox), Kanye West (using a looping machine) and Radiohead.
The night's being billed as "Cool Brittania" with this description: "The suave James Bond, the witty Noël Coward and that shagadelic Austin Powers — the coolness of Britain invades the Hollywood Bowl. This time it's Bramwell Tovey and the LA Phil leading the way joined by the coolest of the cool — British jazz/pop sensation Jamie Cullum making his orchestral debut!"
If you want to win these tickets, email me [dukeufo at hotmail] and tell me the best show you've ever seen at the Bowl. The deadline for the contest is Wednesday July 18th at Noon PST. If you've never been to the Bowl, tell me who you'd most like to see there. This is an official bowl event, so you can take in your own food and liquor.
New York Times' Review of His Live Show