Jazz Fighting Hunger
Bay Area Keyboardist
Sunday November 8, 2015 6:00pm
A Fundraiser benefiting Food Bank of Alaska
Reception and Silent Auction at 6:00pm
Hors d'oeuvres by Muse
No Host Bar (beer/wine)
Concert at 7:30pm
Sponsored by the Crossroads Lounge
Scott was born in New York in 1951, and began playing piano at age
eight. He moved to California in 1969. Scott has been a professional
musician for over 40 years and he has extensive touring and recording
experience. He has performed in the United States, Canada, Europe,
Mexico, Japan, and Taiwan, performing in stadiums to crowds of 100,000
people, opening shows for the Beach Boys, Santana, and Crosby, Stills,
Nash and Young, to name a few.
Scott toured with Jesse Colin Young for 10 years, and recorded 7 albums
with him on Warner/Elektra. A high point in his career was playing the
Rose Bowl, Carnegie Hall and the TV show "The Midnight Special" with
Jesse. He recorded two albums with Country Joe and the Fish on Fantasy
and did some touring with Elvin Bishop “Fooled Around and Fell in Love,”
and Mary Wells “My Guy."
Scott moved to Alaska in 1985 where he began playing jazz professionally and fell in love with Anchorage. Scott played first with
Big Mitch at the Midnight Express then joined the jazz trio ChromaZone.
They recorded CDs in Taiwan in 1990 and were invited to tour the Soviet
Union by the Director of International Festivals. Soon thereafter he
started working with Ray Booker in the jazz group Pyramid. He feels
fortunate to have recorded a CD with them in 1992.
Scott started college at the University of Alaska in Anchorage where he
received his AA. He earned his Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from the
University of North Texas in 1997.
Moving back out to California, Scott has been playing and teaching
piano there ever since. He recorded 4 CDs with the jump swing band
Stompy Jones, still touring with them in venues from Disneyland to Nashville.
Scott loved living in Alaska and considers it one of his homes. He looks
forward to getting back there in November, seeing some old friends and
playing some music with Ray and the great bands he puts together!
Your support of Food Bank of Alaska is needed more than ever.
As with all events sponsored by Jazz Fighting Hunger, any expenses, fees and miscellaneous charges are covered by the project. This allows 100% of the tickets purchased to assist
Music for the soul . . . Food for the community
No one deserves to be hungry