Scott has completed an arrangement of Joel Ross's piece "KingMaker" for jazz orchestra. It will be premiered by Joel with the Danish Radio Big Band on January 22 at the DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen.
Scott has completed a 15-minute tuba concerto titled "Concerto, for Tuba and Piano", commissioned by Southern California-based tubist Gabriel Sears.
Scott's re-orchestration of "A Chorus Line" is being premiered at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. Shows will run through January 5, 2020.
Scott's arrangement of Fred Hersch's "The Orb" is being premiered by Fred Hersch and the WDR Big Band, conducted by Vince Mendoza, at the Saalbau Essen in Essen, Germany.
The Southern California Brass Consortium is premiering six of Scott's transcriptions from Billy May's "Big Fat Brass" album as part of a tribute to Billy May. The concert is held at Los Altos Methodist Church in Long Beach, CA.
Scott's transcriptions of excerpts from Leonard Bernstein's "On the Town" are being premiered by the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra at McMahon Auditorium in Lawton, OK.
Four of Scott's arrangements are being performed by Trisha Yearwood at a special Valentine's Day concert at the Rainbow Room, the iconic restaurant atop the Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Scott is conducting the ILMEA All-State Honors Jazz Band at the four-day 2019 IMEC Festival in Peoria, IL.
Scott's commissioned arrangement of "We Shall Overcome" is being premiered by the Episcopal High School Orchestra and Concert Choir on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, commemorating 50 years of integration at Episcopal High School.
"If You Really Want", an album by Raul Midón & Metropole Orkest conducted by Vince Mendoza, has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award in the "Best Jazz Vocal Album" category. Scott arranged two of the pieces on the album, "Sunshine (I Can Fly)" and "Ride on a Rainbow".
A concert entirely consisting of Scott's original compositions is being presented by the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra of the Music School of Lisbon (ESML) in Lisbon, Portugal under the direction of Lars Arens.
Two of Scott's arrangements are being performed by Gregory Porter and the Minnesota Orchestra in a concert titled "Nat “King” Cole and Me", conducted by Vince Mendoza, at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Scott is conducting the ILMEA District V Jazz Band I at the 2019 IMEC District V Festival in Charleston, IL.
"If You Really Want", an album by Raul Midón & Metropole Orkest conducted by Vince Mendoza, is being released today. Scott arranged two of the pieces on the album, "Sunshine (I Can Fly)" and "Ride on a Rainbow", back in 2014.
Scott completed a commission of three original vocal jazz charts for Valley Christian High School's Vocal Jazz Ensemble in San Jose, CA.
Scott completed a commissioned theme and variations on "Twinkle, Twinkle" for Denali Brass, an LA-based brass trio. The piece will be premiered at the 2018 Dark Sky Festival.
Scott completed a commissioned arrangement of "Danny Boy" for the LA-based trombone quartet "Skinny Lips and the Sound Malfunction".
The Southern California Brass Consortium is performing Scott's arrangement of Jerry Goldsmith's "Soarin' over California", as part of their 9/11 "American Landscapes" Concert. The concert starts at 4pm at the Los Altos United Methodist Church in Long Beach, CA.
Two of Scott's arrangements are being performed by Metropole Orkest with Trijntje Oosterhuis as part of a Dutch TV event "Avond van de Jazzmuziek", featuring jazz classics.
Scott's arrangements of eighteen Richard Rodgers classics will be performed tonight as a Broadway revue at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage at 6pm.
Scott has completed an arrangement of "The Jetsons Theme" for jazz orchestra that will be featured as part of a Jetsons attraction at the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi amusement park.
Scott is performing with the Danjam Orchestra at the Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar in Toronto, CA at 9:30pm tonight and tomorrow.
Scott's composition "Dark Sky" is being premiered by the Denali Brass at the Dark Sky Festival in Sequoia National Park.
Scott's orchestrations of seven Ella Fitzgerald pieces are being premiered by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA.
Scott has completed a commission titled "Dark Sky" for the Denali Brass, a brass trio from Southern California, to be premiered at the Dark Sky Festival in Sequoia National Park on July 22.
Scott's arrangements of five Irving Berlin pieces are being premiered at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA by the Colburn orchestra as part of the Colburn School's gala. The arrangements showcase new choreography from world-renowned dancer Benjamin Millepied.
Scott is playing tuba in a run of the new musical Midwestern Gothic at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. Shows will run through April 30.
Scott's arrangements for Fred Barton's "American Showstoppers: An Evening with Kandor and Ebb" can be heard tonight at the Schimmel Center at Pace University in New York, NY. The concert features Broadway notables such as Karen Mason, Brent Barrett, Nick Adams, Jesse Lutrell, N'Kenge, and others.
A concert of Scott's original band music is being given by the Millikin University Symphonic Wind Ensemble at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center in Decatur, IL. Featured on the concert is the world premiere performance of the newly-commissioned "Harlem Drive".
Scott's compositions and arrangements are being featured in a night of music by the University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band at the Iron Post in Urbana, IL. Scott will be conducting a performance of his "Night Suite", featuring trombonist Jim Pugh.
Scott is in Illinois this week, giving a number of lectures and concerts at Millikin University in Decatur and at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.
The Southern California Brass Consortium is performing three of Scott's arrangements, "The Star-Spangled Banner", "Give Me Jesus", and "Land of the Free", as part of their 9/11 15th Anniversary Memorial Concert. The concert starts at 4pm at the Los Altos United Methodist Church in Long Beach, CA.
Scott is performing tonight with the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C. at 6pm.
Scott's latest piece for publisher Kendor Music, titled "Tunnel Traffic", is now available online on the Kendor website.
Scott's orchestrations for the "Celebrating Joan: A Tribute to Joan Rivers" event can be heard tonight at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. at 7:30pm.
Scott's arrangement of Earth, Wind, & Fire's "September" is being premiered by the Eric Miyashiro Band on a Japanese TV program called TV Asahi "Untitled Concert" at 9am JST.
Scott is playing trombone in a run of La Cage aux Folles at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. Shows will run through July 10.
The New Standard Jazz Orchestra's album "Waltz about Nothing" has been released, featuring Scott's arrangement of John Wojciechowski's composition "Lexicon".
Scott has completed a commission for the Eric Miyashiro Band of an arrangement of "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire. They will be performing it on a Japanese TV program called TV Asahi "Untitled Concert", airing Sunday, June 19 at 9am JST.
Scott's composition "Negative Space", commissioned by the American Tuba Quartet, is being performed at the annual U.S. Army Tuba and Euphonium Workshop at Fort Myer in VA.
Scott has completed a commission for the Air Force Academy Band Falconaires of an arrangement of Bruno Mars's "Uptown Funk". It will be recorded on the upcoming album to be released later this year.
Scott is playing trombone in a run of West Side Story at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. Shows will run through January 31. Scott also re-orchestrated the show for the 17-piece orchestra.
The Southern California Brass Consortium's holiday album "Joyful & Triumphant" has been released, featuring Scott's arrangement of "The Christmas Song".
Scott is performing tonight and tomorrow night with a big band at Andy's Jazz Club in Chicago, IL, featuring Miho Hazama's compositions as well as her arrangements of Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage" album.
Scott's collection of seven Christmas Songs for Brass Quintet is now published through McGinty Music. It is available here.
Scott is being featured with the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra at Bohemian Caverns in Washington, D.C., performing his composition "Eventide" with the band.
Scott's first piece for publisher Kendor Music, titled "Any Moment Now", is now available online on the Kendor website.
Scott is playing trombone in a run of Cabaret at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. Shows will run through June 28. Scott also provided some new orchestrations for the show.
Scott is performing another show tonight with Patti LuPone at SUNY Purchase in Purchase, NY.
Scott's composition titled "Reflecting Pool" is being premiered by Miho Hazama's jazz chamber ensemble m_unit with guest artist Steve Wilson at Symphony Space in New York, NY as part of the Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival.
Scott is starting a two-week stint at the Broadway nightclub 54 Below, playing trombone in a six-piece group backing up renowned Broadway star Patti LuPone for her show "Lady with a Torch". They will also be performing the show on May 2 in Purchase, NY.
Scott's composition "Maelstrom" is being premiered by the New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, NY. The piece was commissioned as part of the New York Youth Symphony First Music program.
Scott's composition "Idyll" is being premiered by the Area Honor Band at Taylorville High School in Taylorville, IL. The piece was commissioned jointly by the ten participating schools- Central A&M High School, Hillsboro High School, Litchfield High School, Morrisonville High School, Nokomis High School, Pana High School, Raymond-Lincolnwood High School, Rochester High School, and Taylorville High School.
Scott is conducting a jazz band performing his music as part of the Jazz Composers Showcase, Vol. 2 at the Jazz Gallery in New York City. Also featured are composers Miho Hazama and Daniel Jamieson.
Scott is starting a two-week stint at the Broadway nightclub 54 Below, playing trombone in a six-piece group backing up renowned Broadway star Patti LuPone for her show "Lady with a Torch". Scott will be returning to New York in April 2015 to play for the show again.
Scott's piece "HFL" is being premiered by the BMI/NY Jazz Orchestra as part of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop concert at the Christ and St. Stephen Church in New York, NY.
Scott's 25-minute suite for jazz band with trombone soloist titled "Night Suite" is being premiered at the International Trombone Festival, performed by Jim Pugh with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble.
Scott was named a nominee for the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop's Charlie Parker Prize/Manny Albam Commission. Scott's piece "HFL" will be premiered by the BMI/NY Jazz Orchestra as part of the Jazz Composers Workshop concert at the Christ and St. Stephen Church in New York, NY on June 27.
Scott's piece "The Long Road Home" is being premiered by the Southern California Brass Consortium on their concert "Beyond the Horizon" at Daniel Recital Hall in Long Beach, CA.
Scott has been awarded the position of Staff Arranger with "The President's Own" United States Marine Band.
A performance of CINDERELLA: THE REAL TRUE STORY is taking place at Joe's Public in New York, NY. Scott provided the orchestrations for this musical, and will be performing on keyboard.
Scott has been named the winner of the New York Youth Symphony First Music Competition. He has been commissioned to write a piece for big band which will be premiered on March 16th at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in New York, NY.
Scott is conducting the Meetinghouse Jazz Orchestra performing his music as part of the MLK Jr. Birthday Concert benefiting the Friends Shelter. Steve Wilson is featured as a guest artist with the band.
The Cal State Long Beach Concert Jazz Orchestra has released an album "High & Mighty" which features two of Scott's compositions.
Scott has completed a commission by the Cal State Long Beach University Brass Quintet. The resulting piece, "Scherzos and Interludes", consists of five two-minute movements.
Scott's arrangement of Dave Brubeck's "In Your Own Sweet Way" is being performed at the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival as part of the Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra Commission Project concert.
Scott's arrangement of Dave Brubeck's "In Your Own Sweet Way" has been named the winner of the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival JC Heard Jazz Arranging Competition. The piece will be performed at the festival on September 1.
Scott's piece for baritone vocalist and orchestra titled "Sylvan Spirits" is being performed in Bologna, Italy by the Teatro Comunale di Bologna Orchestra in a commemorative concert honoring the victims of the Bologna Massacre. The text of the piece consists of three poems, Anne Brontë's "Lines Composed in a Wood on a Windy Day", Rudyard Kipling's "The Way Through the Woods", and Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening".
Scott has been chosen as the third prize winner of the "2 Agosto" International Composing Competition. His piece "Sylvan Spirits" will be performed in Bologna, Italy on August 2 in a commemorative concert honoring the victims of the Bologna Massacre.
Scott has graduated from the Manhattan School of Music with a Master's degree in jazz composition.
Scott has his graduate jazz composition recital at the Manhattan School of Music, featuring ten compositions composed during his tenure at the school. The recital features full big band for the first set and a dectet for the second half.
Scott is spending the week in Hilversum, The Netherlands working with the Metropole Orkest as part of the Arrangers Workshop. Scott's arrangement of "Three Views of a Secret" is being performed with guest soloist Richard Bona at Lanteren Venster in Rotterdam.
Scott has been selected as one of eight international participants in the 2013 Metropole Orkest Arrangers Workshop. Scott will participate in rehearsals and masterclasses with Vince Mendoza and the Metropole Orkest and will have the unique opportunity of writing an arrangement for guest-vocalist Richard Bona.
Scott now has several charts published through UNC Jazz Press. You can find them here.
Scott's composition "Figure It Out" is being premiered by the New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band at Symphony Space in New York, NY. The piece was commissioned as part of the New York Youth Symphony First Music program.
Scott is working with the United States Air Force Airmen of Note for the next few days, concluding in a concert at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. They are performing his piece "Trial Run", which won the Sammy Nestico Award.
Scott has been awarded the Sammy Nestico Award, sponsored by the USAF Airmen of Note. Scott will be working with the Airmen when they perform his composition "Trial Run" in October. In addition, Scott has been commissioned to write a piece for the group for future use in other concerts.
Scott has been accepted into the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop under the leadership of Jim McNeely. The BMI Jazz Composers Workshop is a regular meeting of composers to foster the musical growth and to create a body of work that helps to extend the language of composition for the jazz orchestra. The workshop enables composers to come together in order to share ideas and to learn from one another.
Scott has graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's degree in jazz trombone performance. He will be attending the Manhattan School of Music in New York in the Fall.
Scott has been named the winner of the New York Youth Symphony First Music Competition. He has been commissioned to write a piece for big band which will be premiered on December 9th and 10th at Symphony Space in New York, NY.
Scott has been named the winner of the Undergraduate Arrangement category of the 2011 Downbeat Student Music Awards for his arrangement of Glenn Wilson's "If I Only Had Seven Giant Brains".
Scott's piece "Trial Run" is being performed by the University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band at the Jazz Educators Network Conference in New Orleans, LA as part of the Student Composition Showcase.
Scott has been named the winner of the Jazz Educators Network Student Composition Showcase for his piece "Trial Run". He will be attending the JEN conference in New Orleans, LA to hear his piece performed by the University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band.
Scott has been selected as the lead trombonist for the Disney All-American College Band. This program gives top college musicians from around the U.S. the opportunity to spend a summer performing in Disneyland for guests, working with clinicians, and working on special projects.
Scott is recording a double-disc album titled "Free Play" with the University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band. Scott is the lead trombonist on the album and has five compositions and two arrangements featured on the discs.