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Monday Master Class Series: Jeffrey Scott, French horn

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm


Monday Master Class Series at NJYS: Join us for FREE master classes with world-renowned guest artists on Zoom EVERY MONDAY 7:00-8:15 PM EST (unless otherwise indicated).

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A native of Queens, NY, Jeff Scott started the French horn at age 14, receiving an anonymous gift scholarship to the Brooklyn College Preparatory Division. An even greater gift came from his first teacher, Carolyn Clark, who taught Scott for free during his high school years, giving him the opportunity to study music when resources were not available. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, studying with David Jolley, and Master of Music degree from SUNY Stony Brook, studying with William Purvis. He later continued his horn studies with Scott Brubaker and the late Jerome Ashby. Scott’s performance credits are many and varied, including The Lion King on Broadway (1997-2005), and the 1994 revival of Showboat (1994-1997). He has been a member of the Alvin Ailey and Dance Theater of Harlem orchestras since 1995 and has performed numerous times under the direction of Wynton Marsalis with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Scott is also the hornist in the internationally acclaimed wind quintet Imani Winds. Scott can be heard on movie soundtracks scored by Terrence Blanchard and Tan Dun and on commercial recordings with notable artists such as Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Chris Brubeck, Chico O’Farill, Robin Eubanks, Freddy Cole, and Jimmy Heath. Additionally, he has toured with artists such as Barbra Streisand and the late Luther Vandross. Scott’s arranging and composing credits are many, and include scoring the Off-Broadway production of Becoming Something, The Canada Lee Story, the staged production of Josephine Baker: A Life of Le Jazz Hot!, and many original works for solo winds as well as winds, brass, and jazz ensembles. His works are published by International Opus, Trevco Music, To The Fore Music, and self-published at Music by The Breadman. Scott is on the faculty of Oberlin Conservatory.


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