- Friday, May 31, 2013
- 8:00 PM
- Flynn Center
- $15 - $52
- Buy Tickets
Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio:Dr. Lonnie Smith, hammond organ; Jonathan Kreisberg, guitar; Johnathan Blake, drums
John Scofield Uberjam:John Scofield, guitar; Andy Hess, bass; Avi Bortnick, rhythm guitar, samples; Tony Mason, drums
Simultaneously legendary and enigmatic, Dr. Lonnie Smith is one of the most dominant and original voices on the Hammond B3 organ. A phenomenal B3 burner who can “light up a room with visceral intensity or lay down some of the nastiest funk ever played” (JazzTimes), Smith has been named Organ Keyboardist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association no fewer than five times.
Acclaimed guitarist and composer John Scofield is a universally-revered improviser who is considered one of the “big three” of current jazz guitarists (along with Metheny and Frisell), Scofield’s off-kilter and distinctive rock-centric sound has been an important part of the groups of Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Joe Henderson, and Herbie Hancock. Scofield’s work with his own groups over the last four decades has cemented his status as a player on forefront of jazz consciousness.