The Dave Scott Quintet
The Dave Scott Quintet features some of New York’s finest improvisers. Their experiences range from traditional forms of jazz to the extremely experimental and atonal. Dave Scott’s compositions reflect both specific forms with dense harmonic structures and open frameworks for free improvisation. The focus of the group is to utilize the engaging and often complex compositions as vehicles for improvisation.
The pieces develop interactively and organically allowing each musician full individual expression.
In June of 2004 Dave released a CD of the quintet, “Song For Amy” on the SteepleChase label. In February of 2007 the quintet released a new project “Naivete’”also on SteepleChase. Both discs have received critical acclaim, “Song for Amy” in Jazz Times (March 2005) and “Naivete’” in the Jazz Review (September 2007). A third disc “Nonchalant” was released in April of 2009 and received honorable mention as “CD of the year” in All About Jazz.
The group performs regularly in the New York City area including the Knitting Factory and the Cornelia St. Cafe and has been featured on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art concert series and at Jazz City ‘99 on the campus of the University of Southern California. Other venues include the Deer Head Inn, the Blue Room in Kansas City, MO and the Missouri State University concert series.
Dave Scott: (Trumpet)
Has performed and/or recorded with: The Tom Harrell Big Band, Gerry Mulligan,
Clark Terry, Joe LaBarbera, Ben Monder, Vinny Golia, Tony Malaby and Bob
Sheppard. Recipient of an N.E.A. Grant in Jazz Performance in 1984.
Rich Perry: (Tenor Saxophone)
Has performed and/or recorded with: The Village Vanguard Orchestra, the Maria
Schneider Orchestra, Richie Beirach, George Mraz and Ron McClure.
Gary Versace: (Piano)
Has performed and/or recorded with: John Scofield, Chris Potter, Donny McCaslin,
Ingrid Jensen, Tim Ries and AL Foster. Recently featured on “Marian
McPartland’s Piano Jazz” on National Public Radio.
John Hebert: (Bass)
Has performed and/or recorded with: The Maria Schneider Orchestra, Kenny
Wheeler, Kenny Garrett, Andrew Hill, John Abercrombie and Greg Osby.
Jeff Williams: (Drums)
Has performed and/or recorded with: Stan Getz, Dave Liebman’s Lookout Farm,
Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Randy Brecker, Paul Bley and Lee Konitz.
For Booking: (914) 200-4519 Email: email@example.com
Dave Scott is an endorsing artist for Conn-Selmer, Inc. and plays a Bach trumpet