Béla Fleck & The Flecktones featuring Victor Wooten, Roy “Futureman” Wooten and Howard Levy/John Scofield’s Combo 66
Groundbreaking banjoist Béla Fleck comes to Cleveland with the original Flecktones. Their new CD Rocket Science marks the first recording by the original band members in almost two decades. While all genres come into play, the result is a virtuosic meeting of musical minds that remains, as ever, utterly indescribable.
Aside from being one of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, John Scofield is a stylistic chameleon who has forged a consistent aesthetic identity. Celebrating his 66th birthday, Scofield wrote 12 original compositions for a new group to record and tour the music. Combo 66 features pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Vicente Archer and drummer Bill Stewart. The music is both swinging and relaxed, with a touch of country and soul.
Friday, June 28 at 7:45pm
Keybank State Theatre, Playhouse Square
1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115