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David Thorne Scott

David Thorne Scott is an entertainer whose beautiful voice and creativity have thrilled audiences in venues large and small. His passion for bringing a modern edge to the classics of the Great American Songbook, as well as his original songs, earned his album “Shade” a “Top 5 CD of the Year” by the Jazz Education Journal. Cadence Magazine said “he phrases like a saxophone player and is as slippery and hip as the young Mel Tormé.” Herb Wong, one of the west coast's leading jazz experts, wrote “I haven’t been this moved by a performance of ‘For All We Know’ since Carmen McRae.” David has sung with the Boston Pops, the Capital Jazz Orchestra, the New England Wind Symphony, and the Melrose Symphony, the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra and the Thinkin' Big Band. David's pop/jazz crossover album “Hopeful Romantic” (reminding some listeners of Jamie Cullum's The Pursuit), consists of smoky jazz, powerful rock anthems, bouncy pop and moody hip-hop musings.  These disparate rays are focused through a voice that provides a singular emotional resonance. Gold- and Platinum-award winner Anthony Resta produced the CD. Founded in 2014 by David Thorne Scott after a stint with the legendary Four Freshmen, the Vintage Vocal Quartet is comprised of double-threat singer/instrumentalists who vocalize and harmonize while keeping a steady beat on bass, guitar, piano and trumpet

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“On my first audition of David Thorne Scott, I was knocked out. The jazz singer/arranger is also a composer/lyricist who is a welcome change from the more predictable vocal jazzers in the competitive vocal milieu. Scott's voice is refreshingly different; he explores, discovers, and shares resulting creative approaches to melodies and doesn't fail to swing. His valuation of the import of melody and controlled use of dynamics is crystal clear.” ~Herb Wong, Jazz Education Journal

“Crystal clear diction, squeaky clean tone and the ability to scat like a true horn player are among the qualities that set this vocalist apart from hundreds of thousands of jazz singers of either sex

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Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

Boston

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Professor, Voice Department, Berklee College of Music

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I have adjudicated jazz choirs in many different situations. The Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators festival in Worcester has been a perennial. Others include festivals at Cuesta College (CA), Clark Terry-University of New Hampshire Jazz Festival, Mansfield University (PA), Mira Costa College (CA). I was the conductor and featured performer at Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Wyoming and Maine All-State Jazz Choirs

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