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Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and his Phil Lesh & Friends ensemble featuring guitarists Warren Haynes, Grahame Lesh and John Scofield as well as vocalist Elliott Peck, keyboardist Holly Bowling and drummer John Molo closed out the 2019 Peach Music Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Sunday night.
Soulive was joined by Oteil Burbridge, Elliot Skinner and Victoria Skinner on Friday and John Scofield and Avery Sunshine on Saturday at Brooklyn Bowl for the second and third nights of Bowlive VIII.
Soulive’s guests for the first three concerts of July’s Bowlive VIII residency at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City have been revealed.
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.
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Latest John Scofield Setlist
John Scofield at The Dakota
John Scofield Combo 66 First of Two shows at 7pm
- Can't Dance
- Combo Theme
- Stan's Blues
- Icons At the Fair
- You're Still the One
- Green Tea
John Scofield Combo 66 Second of Two shows at 9pm
- Don't Shoot the Messenger
- Au Privave
- Icons At the Fair
- Willa Jean
- F U Donald
- New Waltzo
- But Beautiful
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.
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