Hot Summer Music: John Scofield – July 11

For guitar geeks, there’s a short list of names who comprise the key pillars in the pantheon of six-stringed immortality, guitar players like Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, or Eric Johnson. A quick scan of a list of the greatest jazz players of all time will almost invariably feature John Scofield at or near the very top. Scofield’s playing may lack the superhuman technical feats of Steve Vai, but it’s got the peerless dynamics and expressiveness of Miles Davis. He’s an absolute master of his instrument, having worked with some of the biggest names in jazz, and St. John’s is extremely lucky to play host to him during Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Fest. Scofield will be playing with the Überjam Band, which features Andy Hess, Avi Bortnick, and Tony Mason. Catch them July 11th at the Arts & Culture Centre. Tickets are $36.

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