Scott Feiner’s musical story is not a common one. Not only is he an American pandeiro player, but he has also introduced this Brazilian hand drum to the world of jazz in a highly personal way.
A native of New York City, and originally a guitarist, Feiner received a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies/Guitar at the Hartt School of Music, where he learned about jazz history from the legendary saxophonist Jackie McLean. In 1990 he returned to New York City and immersed himself in the jazz scene, gaining a reputation for his sense of swing and lyrical phrasing. During the early ‘90s Feiner led bands two nights a week at Augie’s (now Smoke), the world-renowned club in Manhattan known as a meeting place for New York City’s best young jazz musicians. He recorded two CDs during that period - Under the Influence and Feiner’s Keepers - featuring musicians such as organist Larry Goldings and saxophonist Joel Frahm....
Awards2009 Latin Grammy nomination for "Dois Mundos"
A View From BelowSelf Produced
Dois MundosBiscoito Fino
Pandeiro JazzDelira Musica
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- A View From Below by Glenn Astarita
- Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz at Zinc Bar
- Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz: New York City, NY, December 01, 2012
- Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz at Zinc Bar, Nov. 4 2010
- Accents by Dan Bilawsky