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Video: Scofield Plays to Standing Room Only Crowd

Katonah resident and jazz guitarist John Scofield and his trio headlined the 'Shades of Jazz' series concert Wednesday night.

Locals attending the 's Shades of Jazz concert headed to the rain location at the Wednesday night and filled the performance room—spilling outside of the library to hear and his trio.

Music fans from infants to elementary school children and middle aged through elderly residents attended the event and appeared to enjoy Scofield's performance.

Scofield's selections included original compositions—such as one he wrote in February during a balmy 75-degree day, called "Seasons Creep," and another, called "Museum," about the KMA. The museum's executive director, Neil Watson was on hand and shared with the audience that he still owns original vinyl from when Scofield got his start in the 1970s.

His trio also features Bill Stewart and Scott Colley, with whom he works to produce musical collaborations that "dance between post-bop, funk-edged jazz, soul, and R&B," according to the museum.

The next Shades of Jazz concert is on August 15 and features Lenny Pickett with the Borneo Horns. Here's a description, via the museum's website:

A saxophonist, flutist, and clarinetist, Lenny Pickett has a brilliant mastery of acoustic instruments. Pickett was a leader of the Tower of Power in the 1970s and, since 1995, has served as the musical director for the Saturday Night Live band.  Click here to purchase tickets.

$10 members, $20 non-members; admission includes complimentary beer and wine. Gates open at 6 pm for picnicking. 914-232-9555 ext. 0.

 

 

 

 

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