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Event Type Description
Composer Spotlights feature a Presenting Artist outlining compositional concepts contained within their own work by examining score & audio excerpts.
Compositions As Vehicles For Improvisation
About the Presenting Artists(s)
Dave Scott is a trumpeter, composer, and Adjunct Faculty at the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, and Western Connecticut State University. He is recognized in the New York jazz community as a prolific composer and his groups feature New York’s finest jazz musicians, including Rich Perry, Gary Versace, Jeff Williams, John Hebert, Ben Monder and Sarah Bernstein. Scott’s quintet has released five albums on the SteepleChase label, with the most recent “Ambiguity”, being released in 2020. Scott also co-leads a quartet with tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby, with an album released on the Nine Winds label. He has been featured at the Newport Jazz Festival with Gerry Mulligan, at the Monterey Jazz Festival with Harvey Wainapel’s Quintet (also featuring Dave’s compositions), and has performed with the Tom Harrell Big Band in Los Angeles and New York. His first major big band work “Hypervigilance” was performed on numerous occasions by the Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra in Los Angeles.
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