"Melody is his primary means of improvisational expression."
"These tracks feature distinct, well-structured, articulated statements."
"Scott Boni Trio is worth hearing as an example of the good things that can happen when musicians say just enough to get the message across without getting carried away with themselves." - Greg Simmons of All About Jazz.com
I believe that music is music. I choose to ignore what are the perceived divisions between different styles of music. I draw with equal enthusiasm from the music of Beethoven as I do from Billy Strayhorn. I have learned as much about rhythm by listening to tabla players as I have by listening to jazz drummers. I am equally excited by discovering the music of Landini as I am the music of Herbie Nichols. I also believe no one ever created music that is of any greater significance than The Beatles.
It is with this same attitude that I listen, learn, and prepare music to share with an audience. I find true joy in bridging the gaps between Bach and Kurt Cobain and then seeing the reaction in the eyes of an audience as they take in a re-imagined version of a famous piece reset in a different style. I will continue to share my perspective on music with all who will listen through live performance, recordings, and words.
- Scott Boni