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Phil Lesh celebrated his 79th birthday as the legendary bassist hit the midway point of his three-night stand at The Capitol Theatre – listen to full show audio from last night.
Phil Lesh & Friends’ first of three shows at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York in honor of the Grateful Dead bassist’s 79th birthday featuring the P&F debut of Heartbreakers’ keyboardist Benmont Tench.
Phil Lesh & Friends featuring Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh joined by guitarist John Scofield and others played the second of two shows at Terrapin Crossroads.
Phil Lesh closed out his 78th birthday run at The Cap with the help of The Terrapin Family Band and jazz guitarist John Scofield.
Watch video highlights and listen to full show audio of last night’s Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band show in Port Chester, New York.
Stream/download recordings and watch videos from Soulive’s three-show run in Ardmore including collaborations with John Scofield and Danny Mayer.
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Latest John Scofield Setlist
John Scofield at Jazzit
- I Wish
- It Could Happen to You
- Polkadots and Moonbeams
- The Angel of Death
- Easy for You
- Honest I Do
- Freight Train
- There Will Never Be Another You
- Junco Partner
- Goodbye Pork Pie Hat / Self-Portrait
- Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay
- John Hardy
- Round Midnight
About John Scofield
John Scofield’s guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70’s and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B.
Born in Ohio and raised in suburban Connecticut, Scofield took up the guitar at age 11, inspired by both rock and blues players. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. After a debut recording with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Scofield was a member of the Billy Cobham-George Duke band for two years. In 1977 he recorded with Charles Mingus, and joined the Gary Burton quartet. He began his international career as a bandleader and recording artist in 1978. From 1982-1985, Scofield toured and recorded with Miles Davis. His Davis stint placed him firmly in the foreground of jazz consciousness as a player and composer.
Since that time he has prominently led his own groups in the international Jazz scene, recorded over 30 albums as a leader (many already classics) including collaborations with contemporary favorites like Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Eddie Harris, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Mavis Staples, Government Mule, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano and Phil Lesh. He’s played and recorded with Tony Williams, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Dave Holland, Terumasa Hino among many jazz legends. Throughout his career Scofield has punctuated his traditional jazz offerings with funk-oriented electric music. All along, the guitarist has kept an open musical mind.
Touring the world approximately 200 days per year with his own groups, he is an Adjunct Professor of Music at New York University, a husband and father of two.
Vocalist Jacklyn LaBranch discusses her time performing in the Jerry Garcia Band including the new ‘Electric On The Eel’ live release, the recent death of fellow JGB vocalist Gloria Jones and more.
Trey Anastasio talked about the new music he’s bringing on the road for the inaugural Ghosts Of The Forest tour.
A batch of acts has been added to the now-finalized Northwest String Summit 2019 lineup including Galactic and supergroup Hawktail.
The 2019 Outside Lands festival will feature Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and dozens more.
Fifty years ago today Gregg Allman walked into a rehearsal and by the end of the day The Allman Brothers Band was formed.