GP Presents John Scofield Solo at Grace Cathedral on April 29 in SF—Win Tickets!

April 22, 2011

Guitar Player is honored to team with SFJAZZ to present a very special solo engagement with John Scofield at the magnificent Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.

Scofield has established himself as one of the giants of jazz guitar having worked with everyone from Mingus to Miles, and releasing myriad recordings as a bandleader. Recent Scofield releases include Piety Street, which featured a who’s who of New Orleans musicians helping Scofield interpret traditional gospel tunes, and the lofty endeavor 54, which featured Scofield backed by the Netherlands’ Metropole Orkest.

Read Scofield’s January 2011 GP feature interview about playing with the Metropole here.


Changing his backdrop dramatically is a Scofield signature. For this engagement he’s pulled a complete about face from working with an orchestra, and instead will be backed only by the dreamy aesthetics and natural seven-second echo of the Sacred Space in Grace Cathedral atop historic Nob Hill. Expect to hear Scofield use that to supreme artistic effect in the form of guitar lines that call-and-respond, harmonize, and interact with each other at the whim of the improviser.


If you dig Scofield, you’ve got to come to this extraordinary engagement!


Watch John Scofield play “Tennesee Waltz” on YouTube


Event Details:

GP and SFJAZZ Present John Scofield Solo

Grace Cathedral

1100 California St

SF, CA 94108, (415) 749-6300

Friday, April 29, 8pm

Tickets: Non-SFJAZZ Members $30 General Adm, $50 Premium GA

Members $22 GA, and $37 Premium GA

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The spring season of SFJAZZ is loaded with string-slinging maestros including:

Buddy Guy 4/23, John Scofield 4/29, Lionel Loueke 5/20, and Lee Ritenour 6/5. Check them all out at, and also keep in mind the local Hotplate series at


Contest Details

For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show, click HERE and put Scofield in the subject of your email. Phone contact appreciated for confirmation. Winner must provide own transportation to the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on April 29.




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