John Scofield Confirms Summer Tour Dates


John Scofield's newest album will drop July 2, just a few weeks after the beginning of the John Scofield Uberjam Band summer tour. Uberjam Deux is the follow up album to the original Uberjam released in 2002. Though Scofield and company have not been dormant the past 11 years, as he's released seven other albums with other lineups, since Uberjam - Scofield seems confident that fans of the original Uberjam will not be disappointed by the new album.

"We used all kinds of different grooves for this record, but they are all basically dance grooves. Some might say they are from the African diaspora; there's Rhythm and Blues, Afro-beat, reggae and house, but whatever they are they are all funky. We used all these amazing world-grooves to blow over. Certain songs have been evolving over the ten years since √úberjam; Avi Bortnick had been working on some of these groove ideas and we took them and developed them into what you hear on our new record" said Scofield in a press release.

The album features several other musicians including Avi Bortnick on guitar and samples, Andy Hess (Gov't Mule) on bass, Adam Deitch (Lettuce) on drums, Louis Cato (Lettuce) on drums, and John Medeski on organ, wurlitzer, and mellotron. Though, the Uberjam Band that is on tour this summer consists solely of Scofield, Hess, Bortnick and drummer Tony Mason. Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner will also be joining the Uberjam Band on June 29th at the Saratoga Jazz Festival.

See below for a full list of the John Scofield tourdates:

06/21/13 Kuumbwa Jazz Center - Santa Cruz, CA
06/22/13 SFJAZZ Center - San Francisco, CA
06/23/13 Broadway Theatre - Saskatoon, SK
06/25/13 The Vogue Theater - Vancouver, BC
06/29/13 Saratoga Jazz Festival
07/05/13 High Sierra Music Festival
07/06/13 High Sierra Music Festival
07/10/13 Halifax Jazz Festival - Halifax, NS
07/18/13 All Good Music Festival
07/20/13 Mim Music Theater - Phoenix, AZ
07/22/13 The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY (appearing with Phil Lesh & Friends)
07/23/13 The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY (appearing with Phil Lesh & Friends)
07/24/13 Penn's Peak - Jim Thorpe, PA (appearing with Phil Lesh & Friends)
07/26/13 Gathering of the Vibes
08/01/13 Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO
08/02/13 Telluride Jazz Festival
08/03/13 Horning's Hideout - North Plains, OR
08/04/13 Red Butte Garden Amphitheater - Salt Lake City, UT

[Published on: 6/7/13]

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