Born in York, PA and graduated from West Chester U. near Philadelphia where he won the DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE scholarship to Berklee College of Music in his senior year, Keith Scott, a full time musician of 35 years in night clubs and concert stages has performed with other Jazz greats including Phil Woods and Michael Brecker in the earlier years. Recently Keith has been in concert with Jazz and studio legends Slyde Hyde and Gabe Baltazar (Stan Kenton Band). During the interim years, Scott performed with Rock, Top 40, Country, Jazz and show bands in Philadelphia, the Catskill and Pocono mountains, the Jersey Shore, Toronto, Nashville, Myrtle Beach, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, Ft. Meyers, Naples, Daytona Beach, Key West, St Thomas(Virgin Islands),and for the past 3 years in Hawaii at Da Smoke House and the Ala Moana Hotel on Oahu. Keith is also playing piano with some of the best convention and jazz ensembles in Hawaii
"This superb instrumental album is driven by strong, memorable melodies and Scott's uncanny ablilty to crossover seamlessly from traditional, to smooth and fusion with finely controlled virtuosity," says Marvin Franklin (D.J. at K 108 Radio in Honolulu).
Keith toured some of Japan´s finest jazz clubs in April of 2005. His quartet, also featuring Henry Allen on guitar, was very well recieved and expected to return in ´06.
In his review of "Waikiki" Wayne Harada, music critic for the Honolulu Advertiser says "Keith's interpretation of Santana's EUROPA is inspired and right on the mark, with the flugelhorn utilized as an expressive voice. Yet this set doesn't shout at you; it's a gentle and relaxing excursion into the soul of a committed musician."
June 2008 update.
The number one destination online for smooth jazz, www.smoothjazz.com, just added two of these songs to their playlist. This station reaches over 2 million listeners a month, and Keith would like to recommend it to all his friends and fans.
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