John Scofield Tickets
John Scofield is an American guitarist and composer known for his jazz music. Scofield has performed with many well-known artists like John Mayer, Billy Cobham, Dave Liebman, Joey DeFrancesco, and Charles Mingus. He was also considered to be one of the “Big Three” jazz guitarists of the late 20th century along with Pat Metheny and Bill Frissel. He has released a huge number of albums as both leader and sideman. You can now his melodious compositions live. All you have to do is to get your John Scofield Tickets while they last.
John Scofield was raised in Wilton, Connecticut and fell in music there. He was initially inspired by blues and rock artists. He started learning guitar when he was only eleven years old and started his career by joining Billy Cobham - George Duke Band.
Scofield began his international career after releasing his album Rough House in 1978. He later joined Miles Davis in 1982 and stayed with him for almost three years where he also contributed to some of Davis’ albums like “Star People”, “Decoy” and “You’re Under Arrest”. He also went on world tours with Davis and released his album “Electric Outlet”. He left Davis and started the band now famously referred to as Blue Matter Band.
Scofield is the recipient of the Miles Davis Award which was given by the Montreal International Jazz Festival. He has released more than thirty albums with mumerous famous artists like Government Mule, Eddie Harris, Pat Metheny and Chalie Haden.
In the beginning of the 1990s, Scofield formed his own quartet consisting of Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette and Charlie Haden. The quartet released a successful album, “Time on my Hands” which brilliantly portrayed Scofield’s guitar skills and the quartet’s grasp of jazz. The quarter also released several other important albums for Blue Notes Records such as “Meant to Be”, “What We Do”, and “I Can See Your House From Here,” which was released with collaboration with Pat Metheny.
The beauty of John Scofield’s music lies in his ability to mix traditional jazz with rock, electric music. It is one of the major reasons why music fans around the world still love to attend his concerts. Scofield is also a Professor of Music in the prestigious New York University. Despite his teaching position, John Scofield tours around the globe for more than six months every year.
Some famous John Scofield songs include “So Sue Me”, “Message to My Friend”, “Do Look Eddie”, “Flower Power”, and “Big Fan”. His top rated albums are Uberjam, Quiet, Time on My Hands, Loud Jazz, and Grace Under Pressure. The album Uberjam appeared in six music charts worldwide, whereas the album Grace under Pressure appeared in three music charts. Scofield also stated once that among all his albums, Uberjam was the one album his former boss Miles Davis would have enjoyed the most.
Scofield is held in high regard by many critics. Some of them went so far as to say that no matter what type of Jazz Scofield will start playing, he is bound to attract the attention and hearts of his audience. One of the reasons why his concerts appeal to the audience is because it is hard to predict which type of music he will play next. He transitions from Jazz to Funk so smoothly that fans are left desiring for more.
So music fans, if you have not watched this legendary artist before, then this is your chance. John Scofield is starting his world tour in January 2015 and now you can catch his performances live. All that is left to do is to get your John Scofield tickets before they run out.