David Thorne Scott
David received a B.A., Magna Cum Laude in English and music from Drew University (Madison, NJ), an A.A.A. in Professional Music from the School for Music Vocations (Creston, IA), and a M.M. in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL). He studied jazz under Phil Mattson and Larry Lapin, and currently studies voice with Mark Baxter.
Shade, David's debut jazz album, was chosen as a Top 5 Vocal Jazz CD of 2004 by the Jazz Education Journal. His 2007 album DYAD is a collection of jazz standards and original songs, performed as duets with pianist Mark Shilansky. David performs as a member of the vocal jazz groups Vocalogy and Syncopation. David's arrangements for jazz choir are published in the Classic Vocal Jazz series by Hal Leonard Corporation. His arrangements for Vocalogy are published by University of Northern Colorado Jazz Press.
“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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