“Well, I think maybe my first single was the Beach Boys’ ‘Go, Little Stingray.’
It was Beatles-era stuff for the most part, but I got into James Brown right at the same time, listening to things like ‘Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag.’ So I became an R&B fanatic by the time I was 12 years old or something like that.”
Jazz guitar great John Scofield and his quartet – featuring Michael Eckroth, Ben Street and Matt Wilson – headline the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival at Riverfront Park in Albany at 6:15pm. The fest kicks off at 12:30pm with Trioka, followed by Somi (1:45pm), the Ravi Coltrane Quartet (3:15pm) and Ivan Neville’s DumpstaPhunk (4:45pm). The rain site is the Palace Theatre. Admission is free.