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Avalon: John Scofield & Jon Cleary

  • Avalon Theatre 40 East Dover Street Easton, MD, 21601 United States (map)

With two combustible talents like John Scofield and John Cleary joining forces, this show is sure to send off 2015 in a musical blaze of glory!

Aside from being one of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar (he's played with Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and Chet Baker), John Scofield is a creative artist of an even rarer sort: a stylistic chameleon who has forged a consistent, rock-solid aesthetic identity.

As an artist who has also collaborated with Mavis Staples, Government Mule, and Phil Lesh (among others), he's 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.

Jon 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 England, Cleary was steeped in the sounds of American roots music as a child via New Orleans funk and R&B 45s (remember those?). After gigging in the '80s 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's spent the last few years developing an international fan base as a member of Bonnie Raitt's group and in his own group, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen.

Together, Scofield and Cleary combine to create a 'bluesy, bar-stomping' duo (The Guardian) whose show in the Avalon is definitely going to be completely off the hook!


Earlier Event: December 12
Carriage Rides in Downtown Easton
Later Event: December 13
Deck the Dock