Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor/leader
Los Angeles-based Scott Healy is an award-winning musician who multitasks across the music divide. He is best-known for his long association with Conan O'Brien: Late Night, The Tonight Show, and now Conan on TBS, where he holds down the keyboard chair in the Basic Cable Band.
In addition to the nightly TV gig, Scott works as a pianist, organist, electronic keyboardist and accordionist. His performing and recording credits include many of the greats in rock, blues, R&B and jazz: Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt,Al Green, BB King, Jackson Browne, Levon Helm, Son Seals, Hubert Sumlin and Tony Bennett.
His composing, arranging and scoring credits include the Portland Symphony, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, the Mel Lewis Orchestra, Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, and music for film and TV. He has received awards from BMI, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Distinguished Artist award from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. He's had films shown at festivals around the country. Please see his IMDB page for more film and TV music credits and info.
Scott's multifaceted career reflects his classical piano, composition, conducting and orchestration background, as well as his years in the studio and on the stage: he's currently pursuing many projects including composing for and recording with his 17-pc big band and 10-pc ensemble, writing for commissions, as well as for TV and film, all while being in- demand hired gun studio performer.
Healy is a contributing editor to Keyboard Magazine, writing their long-running column Session Sensei, as well as feature articles and lessons. He organized and leads the Ellington Study Group in LA, an informal monthly meeting devoted to jazz composition, old and new. His blog, Professorsco, explores various aspects of composing, listening, and arranging.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio and an alumnus of Hawken School, Healy studied piano at The Cleveland Institute of Music, then attended Eastman School of Music from which he received a degree in Composition and Piano. While there he studied with Samuel Adler, Joseph Schwantner, Rayburn Wright and Warren Benson.
He taught at the New School in NYC, and was an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY from 1990 through 2001.
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