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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.

CURRENT PROJECTS

David's current project is called “Thornewood”, a forthcoming album where he mixes and matches elements of jazz and Americana: Cole Porter and Harold Arlen right 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.

Founded in 2014 by David Thorne Scott after a stint performing 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. The group's repertoire is inspired by groups like Glenn Miller’s Modernaires, the Nat King Cole Trio, the Andrews Sisters, and Tommy Dorsey’s Pied Pipers, as well as singers like Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Jo Stafford.

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“He phrases like a saxophone player and is slippery and hip as a young Mel Tormé” — Cadence Magazine

“On my first audition of David Thorne Scott, I was knocked out... [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.” ~Herb Wong, Jazz Education Journal

“What a pleasure to hear a singer with such great ears!” ~James Gavin, Author of Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker

“The millennial era is especially rich in talented male singers — 15 years ago I couldn’t name any, now there seem to be dozens — but while there are a lot of hipsters (Kurt Elling) and soulful gentlemen (Alan Harris, Kevin Mahogany) whose music I love, I don't think I’ve heard anyone quite like David Scott, whose priorities are a sweet tone, with just enough of a folk-pop sound to keep it somewhat contemporary, and a clearly-stated tune

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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

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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Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald
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Bobby McFerrin Bobby McFerrin
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Carmen McRae Carmen McRae
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Mel Torme Mel Torme
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Joe Williams Joe Williams
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Albums

Album Hopeful Romantic by David Thorne Scott

Hopeful Romantic

Self Produced
2012

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Album Shade by David Thorne Scott

Shade

self-produced
2005

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