David Thorne Scott is a singer and songwriter who “explores the intersection of Jazz and Americana, city and country, instrumentation and lyrics to create lush compositions and covers that are unifying, and healing, in their beauty.” (Eponymous Review)
David has long been known for bringing a modern edge to the classics of the Great American Songbook. His album Shade was named 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's recent release is called Thornewood, an album that explores the sweet spot between Jazz and Americana: Cole Porter and Harold Arlen placed next to John Denver and Townes Van Zandt. Special guests on the album include Paula Cole, Peter Eldridge, Jason Palmer, Walter Smith III, and Sara Caswell.
David's pop/jazz crossover album Hopeful Romantic” consists of smoky jazz, powerful rock anthems, bouncy pop and moody hip-hop musings. Gold- and Platinum-award winner Anthony Resta produced the CD.
His composition “I See You” was featured in the television show The Blacklist on NBC. David has been a featured soloist with the Boston Pops, the Capital Jazz Orchestra, the New England Wind Symphony, the Melrose Symphony, the Cape Symphony, and the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra.