Sun Feb 19 2023 at 03:00 pm


McMenamins Kennedy School | Portland, OR

Biamp Portland Jazz Festival
Pacific North West Premiere
Presented by PDX Jazz & McMenamins
Doors 2:30 pm | Screening 3:00 pm | ALL AGES
A subjective view upon the past, present and future of modern jazz.
INSIDE SCOFIELD is the in-depth portrayal of the life of the acclaimed jazz musician John Scofield. Entirely narrated by himself, Scofield takes us on an inspiring trip into the mind and soul of one of today’s greats of contemporary jazz. Shaped and inspired by Scofield‘s work, the film is simultaneously a celebration of his creative impact as of true friendship, free communication and courage towards human imperfection, an essential element in jazz.
From the fast-paced life on the road, to the seclusive life at home in Katonah, to memorable times in his old neighborhood in New York, where Jazz moved on to another level and where he kicked off his career. Along the way Scofield provides answers to the important questions of music: What is improvization? What has changed over the last 40 years of constant touring around the globe as a “Road Dog”, how has this change affected the music and how can one sustain its quality?
It‘s an incredibly close portrayal about the devotion to maintain a career in music, while appreciating being a human playing together with other humans.
The film features performers at this years Festival Dave Holland, Bill Frisell, and Jon Cleary as well as prior PDX Jazz event and Festival artists Pat Metheny, Gerald Clayton, Joe Lovano, Vicente Archer.
PDX Jazz is honored to have presented the legendary John Scofield multiple times in Portland with the most recent standout performance at The Reser on April 23, 2022 with Vicente Archer, Jon Cowherd and Josh Dion.
Over the course of his long and successful musical career, John Scofield crossed paths with like minded greats such as Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson and Chet Baker. With his unique style and sound he became one of today’s most influential master guitarists and composers of jazz and fusion music. His œuvre includes jazz, funk, rock and blues music. Reflecting on his long career, he calls himself a road dog, a jazz term for musicians with a long touring history.
Joerg Steineck is a German filmmaker, cinematographer, editor, writer and painter. His films have been well-received and awarded at international film festivals by a global audience. As an independent filmmaker he has developed a distinctive, unconventional style of storytelling and realization, which is often characterized by contrasting naturalistic and stylistic elements to emphasize each others significance. His documentaries often focus on cultural and social commitment and its impact on society. Inside Scofield is his third completely self-produced feature-length music documentary.

Where is it happening?

McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave,Portland,OR,United States

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