Favorite bands :
FUSION, JAZZ and PROGRESSIVE ROCK:
Scott Henderson, Scott Kinsey, Gary Willis, Virgil Donati, Steve Weingart, Marc Guillermont, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Miller, Ben Monder, Dave Weckl, Chick Corea, Mike Brecker, the Brecker Bros, George Garzone, Angelo Debarre, Mike Keneally, Ty Tabor, Hiromi, Frank Zappa, Enver Izmailov, Billy Childs, Mike Landau, Pat Metheny, Tony Grey, Miles Okazaki, Lale Larson, Frank Gambale, Alain Caron, Electric Outlet, Dysrhythmia, Derek Sherinian, George Lynch, Stewart Copeland, Jeff Babko, Eric Johnson, Joscho Stephan, the Rosenberg family, Danny Gatton, Tomatito, Liberty Ellman, Astral Project, James Emery, John Scofield, Vinnie Colaiuta, Derek Bailey, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Fred Frith, Jeff Beck, Shawn Lane, Janek Gwizdala, Peter Sprague, Lionel Loueke, Adam Nitti, Adrian Legg, Reb Beach, Shane Theriot, Marcus Deml, Ron Thal, Greg Howe, Stefano Battaglia, Jack Wilkins, Niacin, Matthew Garrison, Richie Kotzen, Jazz Pistols, Marco Minnemann, John Petrucci, Canvas Solaris, Hilmar Jensson, David Binney, Aydin Esen, Uri Caine, Adam Holzman, Craig Taborn, Gordian Knot, Guthrie Govan, Fahir Atakoglu, Andy Milne, Tim Berne, Marc Ducret, Sir Millard Mulch, Preston Reed, Martin Taylor, Nelson Veras, Tom Kennedy, Planet X, Steve Lukather, Scott Lerner, Brett Garsed, Steve Vai, Eivind Aarset, Jeff Kollman, Ruins, Allan Holdsworth, Adam Rogers, Oz Noy, Allen Hinds, Pat Martino, Wayne Krantz.
MODERN ROCK, SINGER-SONGWRITER, ELECTRONICA, WORLD, AND ALT-POP:
Quodia, Muse, Elbow, Coldplay, Mute Math, Magnet/Even Johansen, the Beatles, U2, KT Tunstall, Plumb, Amer Ammouri, David Fiuczynski, Krakatau, Evanescence, Benevento Russo Duo, Rufus Wainwright, Aqualung, Amon Tobin, Arcade Fire, Deathcab for Cutie, Ani DiFranco, Psapp, Rob Dougan, Djivan Gasparyan & Vachagan Avakian, Lustmord, Anathallo, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Corrs, Tegan and Sara, Population 1, Azam Ali, Patrick Watson, the Feeling, Greg Laswell, Mourning Widows, Amos Lee, Carla Kihlstedt, Kimya Dawson, Nils Frykdahl, Butterfly Boucher, Tin Hat Trio, Dhafer Youssef, Faun Fables/Dawn McCarthy, Stars of Track and Field, Immersion Composition Society, Mike Patton, Faith No More, Tina Dico, Imogen Heap, Beck, Bibio, the Books, Trevor Rabin, Kasabian, Juno Reactor, Hybrid, I:scintilla, the Future Sound of London, E.S. Posthumus, Four Tet, Bitter:Sweet, Brad Andrews, Boards of Canada, Squarepusher, Keller Williams, People in Planes, Celldweller/Klayton, Fantômas, Nick Drake, Porcupine Tree, Rage Against the Machine, Tabla Beat Science, Propellerheads, Sia, BT, Thom Yorke, Team Sleep, Sigur Rós, Overseer, Duncan Sheik, Milford Graves, Skeleton Key, the Verve, Andrew Bird, Sondre Lerche, Sufjan Stevens, the Dear Hunter, Sara Groves, Voyager One, Damiera, Switchfoot, Snow Patrol, the Thrills, Poe, Jeff Buckley, Alanis Morissette, the Vines, Terje Isungset, Spymob, Keane, Jonatha Brooke, Fiona Apple, Derek Webb, NIN, Marjorie Fair, Alexi Murdoch.
SOUNDTRA CK COMPOSERS:
Goldsmith, Williams, Herrmann, Horner, Elfman, Newman, Zimmer, Bear McCreary, Roque Banos, James Newton Howard, Michael Giacchino.
Debussy, Ravel, Prokofeiv, Mozart, Beethoven, J.S. Bach, György Ligeti, Stravinsky, Bartok, Cage, Zappa, Boulez.
Stevie Ray, Hendrix, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Albert Cummings, John Mayer, Jonny Lang, Albert King, BB King, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Keb’ Mo’, John Butler Trio, Joe Bonamassa.
Favorite guitarists :
Scott Henderson, Pat Metheny, Tim Miller, Ben Monder, Wayne Krantz, John Scofield, Michael Landau, Allan Holdsworth.
Favorite bassists :
Gary Willis, Hadrien Feraud, Matthew Garrison, Kai Eckhardt.
Favorite books :
the Bible; The Audacity of Hope (Barack Obama); The Crisis of Islam (Bernard Lewis); The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality (Brian Greene); 1776 (David McCullough); Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (Doris Kearns Goodwin); Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance (Noam Chomsky); The Truth About Muhammad (Robert Spencer); 2012 (Daniel Pinchbeck); I Am America and So Can You (Steven Colbert); Democracy in America (Alexis de Tocqueville); Secrets of the Kingdom: The Inside Story of the Saudi-U.S. Connection (Gerald Posner); Irresistible Revolution: Living As an Ordinary Radical (Shane Claiborne); Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith (Rob Bell); Two Treatises of Government (John Locke); The Abolition of Man, the Great Divorce, Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis): Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors (Nicholas Wade); Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Frederick Douglass); A People’s History of the United States: Highlights from the Twentieth Century (Howard Zinn); The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke; The Devil Came On Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide In Darfur (Brian Steidle with Gretchen Steidle Wallace); Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain (Sharon Begley); The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court (Jeffrey Toobin); Common Sense (Thomas Paine); Race (Studs Terkel); Giving (Bill Clinton); A Work of Heart (Reggie McNeal); the Words We Live By (Linda Monk); The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades (Robert Spencer); The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization (Thomas L. Friedman); The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (Lawrence Wright); The Atomic Bazaar: The Rise of the Nuclear Poor (William Langewiesche); Allegory of the Cave (Plato); Plan of Attack (Bob Woodward); Basic Economics: A Citizen’s Guide to the Economy (Thomas Stowell); China, Inc (Thomas L. Friedman) .
Favorite tv :
Battlestar Galactica (the new one is BRILLIANT), Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Fringe, Dexter, Homeland, Lost (the single best show on television, ever), Grey’s Anatomy, 30 Rock, the Sarah Silverman Program, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Sopranos, Arrested Development, the Office (American version), the Simpsons, the Brady Bunch, Blues Clues, Sleeper Cell, Rome, the Twilight Zone, Heroes, Dexter, Pushing Daisies, HBO’s John Adams.
Favorite movies :
Devil Came on Horseback, Crash (Paul Haggis), Gandhi, Last King of Scotland, Amadeus, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Moulin Rouge, Godfather II, LOTR Trilogy, Matrix I, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, No Country For Old Men, Silence of the Lambs, Run Lola Run, Usual Suspects, Hard Candy, There Will Be Blood, Snatch, American Beauty, Juno.
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I spent 18 years at Grace Church in St Louis as Band Director, Guitarist and arranger. While there, I composed, arranged, transcribed 5,000+ charts for every instrument on stage (guitar, piano, bass, keys, horns, strings), plus the vocalists. My work for them continued as lead arranger on Drummer Boy (Grace's annual Christmas event drawing thousands; 40,000 each year), after leaving my full-time position. I now have settled into composing a couple of pieces for the show each year.
Here's a video of one of my arrangements/orchestrations in performance, from the 2008 show:
I am a private music instructor, teaching at Fazio's in Ellisville. Some of my students through the years have gone on to pursue their studies in Contemporary Commercial Composition at Berklee; become the Principle Bassist for the New World Symphony in Miami; and become movers in the Music Industry.
I currently play guitar with the UltraViolets, and have played with Greg Worzel (Rhythm of the Nite), Heather Dawn, Boom, Ralph Butler, Broadway Rhythm, Mojo Syndrome, Stacy Johnson, Charles Glenn, the Bosman Twins, Butch Thomas, Collage and Christina Nichols.
My debut C.D. Freedom, made the Grammy finalists list for Best Contemporary Jazz Release in 2004, and received critical acclaim, including getting onto the Grammy finalist for nomination list for Best Contemporary Jazz Album in 2003.
I played all the guitar and did all the programming and sequencing of every instrument on Freedom, except on "Convergence" and "Chaos Theory" where I played acoustic drums also. More about the process here:
I was featured in the Oct. 2005 Guitar Player magazine, an international publication with a history of 40 years, I was named one of the world's top ten undiscovered guitarists by the editors of the magazine. 10 finalists were chosen by the editors of GP magazine, out of 3000 submissions from all over the world.
Although my main focus has been jazz and fusion, I strive to be widely diverse, playing everything from rock to blues to pop to country, contemporary worship, punk (really), gospel and have written and arranged every style in contemporary music.
I've recorded guitar for Deane Ogden (composer for the Bejing Olympics, London Olymics, the Wire; drummer for Usher, Joss Stone, Gavin Degraw)
I've recorded guitar for bassist Ray Reindeau of Star Monarchy (also with James LaBrie, and Rob Halford)
My orchestral compositions draw influence from John Williams, Bear McCreary, Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman, Thomas Newman, Hans Zimmer and mix in the more industrial textures of Trent Reznor. These combined elements put my work for big theatrical shows in high demand.
You can find my current C.D. "Freedom" on soundcloud.
In the interest of proliferation of my art, I offer nearly 160 tracks for free download on soundcloud. If you can, PLEASE use the donate link BELOW to keep the music coming! Thank you SO much, in advance!! Scott