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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017


John Scofield Retrospective: Quiet and Loud Jazz
The Appel Room, May 5-6

Scofield reunites original band members
Gary Grainger, Dennis Chambers, Jim Beard, Charles Pillow, John Clark, Roger Rosenberg, Joe Lovano, and Bill Stewart

New York, New York (March 21, 2017) – Guitar icon John Scofield will take the stage at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s The Appel Room for four performances on May 5-6 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. John Scofield Retrospective: Quiet and Loud Jazz follows his 2017 GRAMMY Award wins for Best Instrumental Jazz Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo. Scofield will add new insights to two of his most revered albums– Blue Matter (1986) and Quiet (1996) - exploring them for the first time since their original release. Blue Matter was one of Scofield’s first releases after leaving Miles Davis’ group, and he will perform alongside the original personnel - bassist Gary Grainger, drummer Dennis Chambers, and pianist Jim Beard. The second album to be explored is Quiet, featuring Scofield on classical nylon guitar. For this performance, he will reunite with the original musicians on the record – Charles Pillow on alto flute, English horn, and tenor saxophone; John Clark on French horn; and Roger Rosenberg on bass clarinet – along with long-time collaborator and master saxophonist Joe Lovano, additional reed and horn musicians Michael Rodriguez and Jeffrey Scott, and an all-star rhythm section of Bill Stewart and Larry Grenadier. The evening will be a comparative study of the diverse range of John Scofield, from the contemplative Quiet to the raging funk of Blue Matter.

John Scofield Retrospective: Quiet and Loud Jazz will take place in The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, NY. 

John 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 has played and recorded with Tony Williams, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Dave Holland, and Terumasa Hino, among many jazz legends. Throughout his career Scofield has punctuated his traditional jazz offerings with funk-oriented electric music. 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.

Tickets prices start at $45 and can be purchased on jazz.org 24 hours a day or by calling CenterCharge on 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am - 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box office hours are Monday- Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain).

Hot Seats, $10 tickets for select Rose Theater and The Appel Room performances, are released for sale on the Wednesday prior to the performance. All Hot Seats are available for purchase in person only at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, maximum of two tickets per person, subject to availability. For the dates of qualifying Hot Seat performances, please call 212-258-9800.

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 Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company,
Con Edison, Entergy, SiriusXM, Steinway & Sons,
The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center,
and United Airlines.


For more information, please contact:
Rebecca Kim
Assistant Director
Jazz at Lincoln Center