Born: June 14, 1974 Primary Instrument: Piano
Scott is a jazz pianist, composer, and arranger residing in the Metro-Detroit area of the United States. He is also an educator, a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Toledo, in Ohio. He is the jazz piano instructor there as well as a teacher of jazz improvisation, arranging and composition, ensembles, and jazz history. Scott also the music director and accompanist for jazz vocal legend, Jon Hendricks, and his vocal group, Vocalstra.
As a performer, Scott has has performed, recorded, and/or toured with internationally known musicians such as:
Dizzy Gillespie- trumpeter, co-creator of bebop Jazz with Charlie Parker Jimmy Heath- saxophonist, innovator of hard bop Jazz Terry Gibbs- vibraphonist legend Billy Hart- drummer, one of the world's most requested sidemen since 1970s Claudio Roditi- trumpeter in the tradition of Dizzy Gillespie Marcus Belgrave- trumpeter, long-time member of Ray Charles group. Recorded and performed with Charles Mingus James Carter- saxophonist, recorded many CDs for major jazz labels in the past 15 years Dave Liebman- saxophonist, member of late 60's Miles Davis Fusion groups Joe Lovano- one of the world's premiere saxophonists of last 20 years Steve Turre- trombonist, Saturday Night Live, veteran of Woody Shaw group Aretha Franklin- legendary R&B vocalist, Queen of soul Roberta Flack- legendary R&B vocalist Rodney Whittaker- bassist, sideman on many acclaimed jazz records of the 1990s Delfayo Marsalis- trombonist, member of Marsalis jazz family Jon Hendicks- vocalist, member of famous vocalese trio, Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross Frank Morgan- alto saxophonist, bebop Terell Stafford- trumpeter John Swana- trumpeter
frank morgan steve turre dave liebman joe lovano
Scott has also performed as a sideman with most of Detroit's best artists and groups, such as:
Paul Keller and PKO, Larry Nozero, Larry Smith, Steve Wood, Harvey Thompson, Donald Walden, Kathy Kosins, Dwight Adams, Urban Transport, Toledo Jazz Orchestra, Rob Pipho, Ed Nuccelli and Plural Circle, Ursula Walker, Shahida Nurallah, Everglade Carl, Robert Noll, Mike Gabriel, Johnny Trudell, Mark Byerly, Carl Cafagna and Northstar, and Don Mayberry
carl cafagna & northstar urban transport steve wood rob pipho
Scott has professional performance experience in local, as well as international jazz festivals, concerts and clubs. He has played as a leader and sideman at places such as:
Festivals and Concert Halls: Detroit Jazz Festival, West-Virginia Jazz Festival, Michigan Jazz Festival, Ferndale Jazz Festival, Ponitac Jazz Festival, Art Tatum Jazz Festival (Toledo), King Cobra Jazz Festival (Flint), Notre Dame Jazz Festival, Western-Michigan Jazz Festival, Aquinas College Jazz Festival, the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival, Orchestra Hall (Detroit), Detroit Opera House, Music Hall (Detroit), Fox Theatre (Detroit), and State Theatre (Detroit)
Clubs (partial list): Baker's Keyboard Lounge (Detroit), Cliff Bells (Detroit), Bert's Marketplace (Detroit), Blue Moon Cafe (Detroit), Blue Note Cafe (Pontiac), Bluebird Inn (Detroit), The Bob (Grand Rapids), Cadieux Cafe (Detroit), Caucus Club (Detroit), Alvin's (Detroit), Andiamos (Detroit, Southfield, Grosse Pointe, Dearborn), The Ark (Ann Arbor), Club 336 Main (Pontiac), Del Rio (Ann Arbor), Detroit Athletic Club (Detroit), Edison's (Birmingham), The Firefly (Ann Arbor), Fishbones (Detroit, St. Clair Shores), Ja Da (Detroit), La Dolce Vita (Detroit), Murphy's (Toledo, OH), Music Menu Cafe (Detroit), Rusty's (Toledo, OH), St. Regis Hotel (Detroit), Sweet Georgia Brown (Detroit), The Whitney (Detroit), Woodruffs (Royal Oak), 5th Avenue (Royal Oak), and Memphis Smoke (Royal Oak)
Firefly Club (Ann Arbor) Andiamos (Sterling Heights) Baker's Keyboard Lounge (Detroit)
Honors and Awards:
International Association for Jazz Education: Outstanding Service to Jazz Education (2003) ASCAP National Young Composer Competition (2003) Honorable Mention Detroit Music Awards: 'Outstanding jazz performer', 2005 (nominee) Detroit Music Awards: 'Outstanding jazz performer', 2004 (nominee) Detroit Music Awards: 'Outstanding jazz performer', 2003 (nominee) Detroit Music Awards: 'Outstanding jazz composer', 2003 (nominee) Detroit Music Awards: 'Outstanding jazz performer', 2002 (nominee) Detroit Music Awards: 'Outstanding jazz composer', 2002 (winner) Detroit Music Awards: 'Outstanding jazz composer', 2007 (winner) Real Detroit Magazine: Best jazz band, Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra, 2002 Aquinas College: 'Best Composer/Arranger', 1998 Aquinas College: 'Best Composer/Arranger', 1997 American Red Cross: Certificate of Appreciation, 1992 Semper Fidelis outstanding musician award, 1992
Western-Michigan Jazz Orchestra: Spritely Overdue, trombone, composer 1994 Pipeline Ensemble: self-titled, piano, trombone, composer, arranger, 1997 Hamid Dana Jazz Orchestra: Jive at Five, composer and arranger, 2001 Don Ambory: self-titled, piano, 2001 Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra: Basement Vibes, leader, piano, composer, arranger, 2002 Marcus Belgrave and Northstar, piano, 2003 Mike Gabriel Quartet: Green Dolphin Street, piano, 2003 Leo Rea: Rea Deal, piano, arranger, 2004 Shelia Slaughter: self-titled, piano, arranger, 2004 Meri Slaven: Dream Dancing, piano, producer, arranger, 2005 K. Anderson Matthews, Ode to the Past, piano, arranger, 2005 Urban Transport: Live at Kerrytown Concert House, piano, 2006 Scott Gwinnell: The Scott Gwinnell Trio, piano, arranger, composer, 2006 Kelly Ann Godin: 2007 Detroit Jazz Festival CD Sampler, 2007
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harper woods, MI
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.