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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.
Phil Lesh brought his first Phil Lesh & Friends run to a close last night at Terrapin Crossroads – watch the band work their way through Grateful Dead classics and more.
New York City’s own Lettuce will ring in 2018 with three shows in their hometown.
View a photos and videos and read a recap of jazz supergroup Hudson’s show last night at Ardmore Music Hall.
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Latest John Scofield Setlist
John Scofield at Porgy & Bess
Country for old men
- Mr. Fool
- The Gambler
- Icons at the fair
- Uncle Southern
- Can't dance
- Combo Theme
- Willa Jean
- I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
- Bartender's Blues
- I'm sleeping in
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.
‘Don’t Tell Me This Country Ain’t Got No Heart: A Benefit For Voter Participation’ will feature Phil Lesh & Very Special Friends.
Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham will release a collection of solo gems and will embark on an extensive North American Tour this fall.
Dead & Company will return to Mexico in January for the second annual installment of Playing In The Sand.
Chad Berndtson interviews Turkuaz vocalist Shira Elias about the band’s upcoming new album, touring, collaborating and more – including meeting Keith Richards.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke will embark on an extensive U.S. Tour this fall.