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Friday Giveaway! Enter to Win Tickets to See John Scofield and Jon Cleary!

November 27, 2015

What better remedy for a post-Thanksgiving food coma than a great Friday Giveaway? We’d like to give a lucky winner a pair of tickets to see John Scofield and Jon Cleary at McGlohon Theater on Dec. 11! Check out the video of the duo below and enter the contest for a chance to see this concert for FREE!

John Scofield and Jon Cleary coming to McGlohon Theater Dec. 11!

John Scofield and Jon Cleary play at McGlohon Theater Dec. 11!

Aside from being one of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, Scofield is a creative artist of an even rarer sort: a stylistic chameleon who has forged a consistent, rock-solid aesthetic identity. An artist with fan bases in many camps and 40 albums to his credit, he has expressed himself in the vernacular of bebop, blues, jazz-funk, organ jazz, acoustic chamber jazz, electronically tinged groove music and orchestral ensembles with ease and enthusiasm. His versatility and technical mastery won him early sideman gigs with Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, among many.

Since that time, he remains firmly in the foreground of jazz consciousness as a player and composer, prominently leading his own groups in the international jazz scene and working on his own albums, including collaborations with many contemporary favorites such as Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Eddie Harris, Martin & Wood, Government Mule and Phil Lesh. Regardless of the stylistic setting, his distinct guitar sound and compositions are unmistakably Scofieldesque, always coupled with an improvisational excellence and dedicated to the finest in jazz tradition.

Cleary is known for his salty-sweet voice, masterful piano skills, and a knack for coupling infectious grooves with melodic hooks and sharp lyrics. Born in Kent, England, in 1964, Cleary steeped in the sounds of American roots music as a child via New Orleans funk and R&B 45s. Venturing to the Crescent City at 17, he quickly earned the respect of the local music community.

He spent the ’80s gigging as a sideman and bandleader with a rotating cast of New Orleans’ best, including members of funk forefathers the Meters and delta-bluesman John Mooney. He has balanced the last few years with an international fan base as a member of Bonnie Raitt’s group and his own group, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, and has an album by the same name. Cleary has the self-made “Moonburn” (Virgin 1999), and his ode to Big Easy R&B – “Alligator Lips and Dirty Rice” (Ace 1994). All of Cleary’s talents are manifest on “Pin Your Spin,” Basin Street Records, produced by John Porter. His latest “Occapella” was released in 2012.

Email to tell us why you would love to win this Friday Giveaway! Use the subject line: Scofield and Cleary Giveaway! A winner will be selected at noon Tuesday, Dec. 1, and notified via email. Good luck!

Need more tickets? CLICK HERE and join us at McGlohon Theater Dec. 11, at 8 p.m.

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