Scott Gwinnell

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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...
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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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