Mercedes-Benz presents:
PSM Jazz Festival: John Scofield Combo 66 featuring Vicente Archer, Gerald Clayton & Bill Stewart
18 May 20:30 - Turkcell Platinum Stage
Doors: 20.30
Performance: 21.00

As the timeless guitar master celebrates his 66th birthday with his latest album and a tour, there is only one thing to expect from his performance: excellence.

With his name written in letters of gold in the music history thanks to his collaborations with legendary names of the jazz world and his magnificent albums of different genres such as rock, funk and gospel since the 70s, John Scofield is a rare musician who literally qualifies for the word “virtuoso”.

A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music like many other legends, he was rewarded an “Honorary Doctorate of Music” degree from the same school in 1997. Having played in the orchestrates of legends like Chet Baker, Charles Mingus and Gary Burton during the first years of his career, Scofield released his first solo album with the label Enja Records in 1977. His nearly half-century-long career would require a booklet of its own if we were to name all the albums that he participated in and the bands he led. The virtuoso has so far won 3 Grammy Awards in Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo categories. The album Combo 66, released last year to mark the 66th birthday of the living legend, presents sounds from a large spectrum, including post-pop, rock, swinging blues, soul-jazz, and funk with an ingenious scheme.

Known for his superior technique along with his unique musical language, eclectic style, contagious energy, and unforgettable melodies, Scofield will honor Zorlu PSM Turkcell Platinum Stage in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Turkey on the occasion of Combo 66 album tour, together with his long-time drummer Bill Stewart as well as newcomers Gerald Clayton (piano) and Vicente Archer (bass) who also played in Combo 66.

“It’s hard to play something that means something and that’s simple. If everybody could do it, they would. A lot of people study their whole lives to play complicated music, and they need to do that because they can’t play simply.”

John Scofield - 2017


guitar • jazz • funk • rock


Category 1 - Full 90.00 TL Student 67.50 TL
Category 2 - Full 70.00 TL Student 52.50 TL
Participants under the age of 8 cannot attend the performance.
  Participants under the age of 8 cannot attend the performance.  
Entrance to the performance with professional audio and video recording devices is strictly prohibited.
  Entrance to the performance with professional audio and video recording devices is strictly prohibited.  
This performance venue is wheelchair friendly.
  This performance venue is wheelchair friendly.  
Turkcell Platinum Stage

Another saloon of Zorlu PSM is the Turkcell Platinum Stage with its natural acoustic feature...

The place takes up a space of 315 m2 in total together with the 156 m2 stage and backstage which has 12 m wideness, 13m depth and 12 m height. It enables entrance to the under stage like the Main Theater. It has the characteristics of a sophisticated theater with its carefully designed audio system which is properly chosen suitable to the natural acoustic. Turkcell Platinum Stage which is equipped with the last technological advances has got unique sound, light and video equipment inside. 

The saloon with 717 seat capacity is formed of balcony and parterre areas.  It has hosted many different works up to now with PSM production and presented in corporation with Talimhane Tiyatrosu such as the "Seni Seviyorum, Mükemmelsin, Şimdi Değiş" musical, the Yoldan Çıkan Oyun theater, as an extraordinary silent theater the "Smashed" show, several native theater groups and the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre which is considered as one of the groups presenting Shakespeare's plays in the best way. Zorlu also met art lovers with many Children's Theaters, many artists such as Fazıl Say, Riff Cohen, Sir James Galway, our young jazz artist Karsu, events and theaters.