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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 Budapest Jazz Club
- Icons at the fair
- Combo Theme
- Can't dance
- Southern Pacific
- Dang Swing
- F U Donald
- New Waltzo
- Early Ed
- Green tea
- I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
- King Of Belgium
- I'm sleeping in
- Space Acres
- Second Balcony Jump
- Uncle Southern
- Wide Awaken
- Ringing Out
- Willa Jean
- Don't Shoot the Messenger
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.
Watch Trey Anastasio lead Ghosts Of The Forest through “The Green Truth,” which featured vocalist Celisse, at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston on April 10.
Impresario Peter Shapiro confirmed he is working with the Jerry Garcia Estate to open a Garcia’s venue in Chicago.
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones history will be made later this month when both Jeff Coffin and Howard Levy perform as part of the same lineup.
The first Neil Young & Promise Of The Real concert of 2019 took place on Monday night at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.
The iconic Bonnaroo arch appears to have been destroyed in a fire.