Born: July 22, 1955 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Scott Vicroy came to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln after a year of graduate studies at North Texas State to work as a jazz graduate assistant. That was 25 years ago and he never left. Since then Scott has had the opportunity to work in a wide range of musical settings as a freelance woodwind performer. His first gig after arriving in Lincoln was with the then Neo-Classic Jazz Orchestra. Many playing opportunities arose after that ranging from pit orchestras for touring broadway productions and symphony pops concerts in Omaha and Lincoln.
Performances have included: Lou Rawls, Maroon 5, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Rogers, Wayne Newton, Arlo Guthrie, Ray Charles, Ben Vereen, Kevin Mahogony, Karrin Allyson, Temptations, Platters, Red Skelton, Bob Newhart, Marilyn Maye, Rosemary Clooney. With jazz greats: Don Menza, Freddie Hubbard, Pete Christlieb, Kahil El’Zabar, John Fedchock, Ryan Kisor, Robin Eubanks, Jim Snidero, Terrence Blanchard, Victor Lewis, Claudio Roditi, Marvin Stamm, Dave Stryker, Bill Watrous, Bobby Watson, Claude Williams, Jay McShann, Eldar Djangirov, Joe Locke. Performances in pit orchestras for touring broadway shows have included: Spamalot, Chicago, Producers, Grease, Dream Girls, Crazy for You, Big, Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis, Hello Dolly with Carol Channing, Cinderella with Ertha Kitt, Annie with Sally Struthers, State Fair with John Davidson, Victor/Victoria with Toni Tenille, Chorus Line, and a year tour with Sweet Charity,
Education includes a Bachelor of Music degree in bassoon performance from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, Master of Music degree in bassoon performance from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Scott has taught instrumental music in Lincoln Public Schools for 15 years and is currently band director at Culler Middle School in Lincoln.
Along with being a member of the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra for the last 20 years, Scott has also played for 10 years with the popular R&B/Blues band, Blue House. They have just released their 4th cd, “Shake Your Butt”, available at bluehouseblues.com and at CD Baby, iTunes, and Homers.