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.
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.
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.
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.
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 khyi.com on the world-wide web.
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.
Barker, Seattle Banjo Club
Jack LaFond, Seattle
19119 130th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98058