John Scofield

From07 February 2019to 17 May 2019

John Scofield

John Scofield (born December 26, 1951) is a world renowned American post-bop, jazz-fusion guitarist who has played alongside some of the most revered jazz musicians in both the 20th and 21st centuries, hailing from Dayton, Ohio, U.S.

After moving to Wilton, Connecticut with his family and discovering his insatiable desire for music, Scofield began studying at the Berklee College of Music in 1970. After graduating in 1973, the guitarist performed and recorded alongside Chet Baker and Gerry Muligan, before becoming a member of the famous Billy Cobham-George Duke band. Scofield subsequently played in the bands of Gary Burton and Dave Liebman, before forming his own funk-induced quartet alongside Steve Swallow, Adam Nussbaum, and Bill Stewart. In the early ‘80s the guitarist toured the world with the notorious Miles Davis, and contributed to the recordings “Star People”, “You’re Under Arrest”, and “Decoy”.

In 1984 Scofield released his debut recording on the Gramavision label “Electric Outlet”, followed a year later by “Still Warm”. The Blue Matter Band later formed in the mid-‘80s, followed by the Marc Johnson ensemble, Bass Desires, with Peter Erksine on drums, and Bill Frisell and Scofield on guitar. After signing with Blue Note at the start of the ‘90s the label issued seven of Scofiled’s subsequent records notably including “Hand Jive”, “I Can See Your House From Here” with Pat Methany and “Groove Elation” – after which the guitarist started a fruitful relationship with Verve Records, which began with the acoustic album “Quiet” in 1996.

“A Go Go”, recorded with the revered avant garde jazz trio Medeski, Martin & Wood, was released in 1997 to critical acclaim and followed by an impressive touring schedule. Scofield later collaborated with British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, and crafted “Blood on the Floor: Elegy for Andy”, and later “Scorched”. 2001’s “Works for Me” was an undeniably traditional jazz record, unlike its successors “Uberjam” (2002) and “Up All Night” (2002), which showed the guitarist long-standing proclivity for jazz fusion. The John Scofield Trio, consisting of drummer Bill Stewart and bassist Steve Swallow, released the live album “EnRoute” in 2004, and the year after Scofield crafted the Ray Charles tribute album “That’s What I Say”.

2007 brought a label debut for Emarcy and the album “This Meets That”, proving once again Scofield’s jazz-fusion stylistic themes, assisted by an ensemble of brass, reeds and horns. “Piety Street” arrive in 2009, followed by the album of covers ballads “A Moment’s Peace”, and “MSMW Live: In Case the World Changes Its Mind” in 2011.


Thursday 07 February 2019

John Scofield

Jazzit, Salzburg, Austria


Sunday 10 February 2019

John Scofield

Musikbunker, Aachen, Germany


Saturday 16 February 2019

John Scofield

Hot Jazz Club, Münster, Germany


Wednesday 20 March 2019

John Scofield

with Lettuce

The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, US


Wednesday 01 May 2019

John Scofield

TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands


Thursday 02 May 2019

John Scofield

Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria


Friday 17 May 2019

John Scofield

Cadogan Hall, London, UK


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