JOHN SCOFIELD began his career as a bandleader and recording artist in 1975. A three-time Grammy winner, he has recorded nearly 50 albums as a leader in the company of major players including Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Brad Mehldau and Eddie Harris. He's also played and recorded with Miles Davis, Tony Williams, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Dave Holland, MMW, Gov't Mule, Lettuce and Phil Lesh. There has been a John Scofield Trio at play since the late 70’s and it undisputedly remains his favorite format. The newest incarnation with Scofield on guitar, bassist Vicente Archer, and drummer Bill Stewart, sail through tightly knit sets that typify the musical diversity that has colored Scofield’s long career: time-honored jazz standards, rock and blues classics, savvy original Scofield compositions and exciting improvisations. Scofield says, “We're three musicians with a special synergy that unfolds between us. I think Trio is always some of my best playing. We hook up as a group and it brings us to satisfying places.” A new album, Uncle John’s Band, is out this September (2023) on the ECM label.
We are delighted that our friends from Wake the Dead Donuts will be joining us for this show. Enjoy their fresh, hot, delicious donuts before and during the performance. Don't worry, you won't miss a minute of the music if you dip out for a snack. We'll be broadcasting on the big screen down the hall.