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David Thorne Scott

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.

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At a time of great conflict in our country – when words often fail us – music has the power to bridge divides. With his latest album Thornewood, released earlier this month, David Thorne Scott 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. - Laurie Fanelli

— Eponymous Review

Stories abound on his new album, Thornewood... material from the Great American Songbook, plainspoken Texas songwriters and slick film composers, as well as some of his originals, which are inspired musically by hard bop, lyrically by the Great Plains

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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Location

Boston

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Professor, Voice Department, Berklee College of Music

Clinic/Workshop Information

Jazz singing, jazz choirs

Chet Baker
trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald
voice / vocals
Bobby McFerrin
voice / vocals
Carmen McRae
voice / vocals
Mel Torme
voice / vocals
Joe Williams
voice / vocals

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Albums

Thornewood

self-produced
2021

buy

Hopeful Romantic

Self Produced
2012

buy

Shade

self-produced
2005

buy

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