I had the calling at the tender age of 5yrs old. I did the usual neighborhood piano lessons. Was quite the rebel, resisting the teacher’s methods. I always wanted to get to the creative part and not waste time with the fundamentals. I Did not like being told that I could not play a Beethoven Sonata because it was to advanced for me. I would learn it anyway (to my teacher’s amazement) and as a special bonus would change passages that made the piece more interesting to me.
Occupation: Arranger, Composer, Entertainer, Pianist, Activities Director
• 2007 – Present: Carnegie East House Director of Activities & Volunteers
Providing a wide variety of activities and managing volunteers doing community service for seniors in an enriched living environment.
•1989 – Present: Terrence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center Recreation Therapist, Providing music, art counseling and special events for children, adult, geriatric, Huntington’s and AIDS residents.
• 05/04 Volunteer Recognition Award – For extraordinary volunteer efforts and outstanding commitment to the residents.
• 05/02 Recipient of the NYAHSA 2002 long term care employee distinction award.
• 12/01 J. P. Clarke Award in honor of serving people with Huntington’s Disease
• 10/00 Voted Employee of the Year for 2000
• Pianist For: Via Oreto since 2007 – 2010
• Pianist For: The Rainbow Room/Grill since 2007 – 2010
• Pianist For: Tavern On The Green since 1999 – 2010
• Broadway Musical Pianist: On Your Toes – 1984, 42nd Street – 1983
• Musical Director for Performing Artists: Liza Minnelli – 1998, Frank Sinatra Jr. – 1997, Cindy Benson – 1982, Pudgy 1980 – 1982, Laura Brannigan – 1980, Linda Hopkins – 1977
• Private party pianist for Meryl Streep 2009
• Private party pianist for Anne Hathaway 2010
• Private party pianist for Sarah Jessica Parker 2011
Clubs, Hotels, Restaurants:
Algonquin, The Carlyle Hotel, Brandy’s, 21 Club, Cameo’s, Dish of Salt, Oh Ho So, One If By Land Two If By Sea, Polo Room, Regent East, Sign Of The Dove, Four Seasons Hotel, Harvard Club, Metropolitan Club, Pierre Hotel, Windows On The World, Manhattan Club, St. Regis Hotel, The Union Club, The University Club
• Whirlwinds – Original Composition; 1983 Bradley Publications; Performed by Joffrey Ballet
• Magnificent Sounds for Advanced Piano – 1983 Bradley Publications
• Scott Gordon’s Piano Solos – Arrangements; 1982 Bradley Publications
Commercially Recorded Material:Compact Discs:
• A Gift For You – 2012 SEG Music
• El Cumbanchero – 2003 SEG Music
• After Hours – 2001 SEG Music
• Merry Christmas – 2000 SEG Music
• Something To Remember You By – 1997 Lodestar Entertainment Group
• From This Moment On – 1997 Produced and arranged for singer Joe E. Howard –
The Lodestar Entertainment Group
• As Long As There’s Music – 1996 Scott Gordon
• At Last – 1993 Scott Gordon
• I’ll Always Be With You – Recorded on Warner Brothers Records;
1986 Conniption Music Corporation
• References upon request
• Music – B.A. Degree: Composition – Berkeley School of Music in Boston, Ma.