Scott Dambrot a.k.a. GOOSE is an American songwriter, recording artist, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of GOOSE Music International, a record company and digital distribution network. He is best known as the recording artist GOOSE and for independently releasing "the saltmine sessions", an award winning hip hop album in 2008. In 2009 he won the GMMA Rap Album Of The Year award and his song "NO SEEDS" by GOOSE has become an international sensation with over 20 million certified internet streams and counting.
Dambrot is the son of jazz guru Marty Dambrot and real estate investor Paulette Dambrot. Scott began writing music in Elementary School. His father taught him to play trumpet and later hired the New York Philharmonic’s trumpet player Pat Dougherty to tutor him privately.
His parents also hired guitarist James Kleinklaus to give Scott weekly private lessons on songwriting and chord changes. By the fourth grade Scott had learned to read and write music in every key and developed perfect pitch. Kleinklaus calls him "musically genius" adding that "Scott is a born talent”.
At 13 years old he scored a ninety nine percent on his NYSSMA trumpet audition (New York State Scholastic Music Association) with a memorized performance of Bach’s 5th and was invited to play lead trumpet in the All Suffolk County Orchestra.
At 14 years old he was accepted into Stony Brook University's International Art of Jazz program where he studied improvisation and sight reading under jazz legends Arnie Lawrence and Dave Burns.
At 15 Scott was selected for the Connecticut All State Jazz Band and sat first chair in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut Tri State Jazz Ensemble.
At 16 he was accepted into Yale University's Connecticut State Liberty Band where he performed trumpet solo's at concerts alongside piano great Victor Borge.
At 17 he was nominated for the McDonalds High School All American Jazz Band for his excellence on trumpet. Later that year he was featured in DownBeat magazine as one of America's top young musicians.
He attended college at State University of New York at Oneonta majoring in communications and was a star on the varsity basketball team.
As a junior in college he was offered and accepted his first major record contract with Capitol Records. He left school and recorded a twelve song solo rap album that was never released.
Dambrot then became the studio manager at Calliope Studios, Manhattan's most exclusive hip hop recording studio. He coordinated and supervised sessions for Def Jam Records, Jive, RCA, Sony, De La Soul, Fat Joe, Grand Puba, Black Moon, Diamond D, and hundreds of other hip hop pioneers.
While managing Calliope he was offered and accepted his second major record contract, this time with Polygram Records. He recorded a twelve song solo rap album that was also never released.
In 2008, Dambrot recorded "the saltmine sessions" at The Saltmine Studios in Mesa, Arizona. The twelve song solo hip hop album was written, recorded, produced and performed by Dambrot using the name GOOSE, his rap alias. In order to guarantee the release of the album, he founded GOOSE Music International, his own record label, and released the album independently. He currently records and distributes his music and writings worldwide to over 46 countries.