The Seattle Banjo Club proudly announces:

The Seattle Banjo Festival

April 25, 2004


Press Release

 For Immediate Release:


Jazz Banjoist Scott Whitfield will be bringing his hard swinging banjo style to Seattle, Washington as he headlines the Seattle Banjo Festival April 25, 2004 sponsored by the Seattle Banjo Club.  Whitfield, a resident of Sachse, Texas is professional entertainer and educator and performs nationally and in north Texas including the Dallas – Ft. Worth area.

 Whitfield performed 400 shows last year.  He plays tenor and plectrum banjo and sings.  His show includes music ranging from rock and roll to originals, western swing and New Orleans style jazz.  Whitfield’s humor and easy going west Texas personality puts his audiences at ease while his banjo playing takes them on a journey literally back to the future. 

 Whitfield believes the four-string banjo can become popular again on the American music scene and his latest album release, “Scott Whitfield plays the Good Stuff” is a strong indication that the banjo is definitely cool and hip.  Original tunes with rock, country and swing inundate the listener with an unbelievable banjo that never gives up on versatility.

 Whitfield plays with many bands in the DFW area including his own Jazz Cats, Texas Twisters and the Ballistics.  Whitfield and his bands have opened many businesses and most recently the Dallas High – Five.  The highest and longest freeway ramp in the state of Texas.  Whitfield has opened for acts such as Pete Fountain and K.C. and the Sunshine Band.  Whitfield and his band have performed for Russian Diplomats and for the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. 

 Whitfield has played for the last nine years with the Bierjazz Dixieland Band each Tuesday night at the Bavarian Grill in Plano, Texas.   For the last five years the band has been featured on an hour-long radio show weekly on KHYI FM Radio 95.3 FM on the world-wide web.

 Whitfield is also Dean of the International Banjo College in Guthrie, Oklahoma.  He teaches at his private studio in north Dallas, ScottSound Music and is Band Director and music specialist for the Solomon Schechter Academy in Dallas.  He recently wrote a children’s musical entitled “Gonna See What I Can See With A Banjo On My Knee”.  The musical features the four-string banjo and brings a slice of Americana and our native instrument, the banjo to the children of our land.



 Bill Barker, Seattle Banjo Club

Jack LaFond, Seattle Banjo Club
19119 130th Ave SE

Renton, WA 98058

Scott Whitfield, ScottSound Entertainment



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