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Scott Healy with the Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra

Live at Kilbourn Hall

…terrific large ensemble worLive at Kilbourn Hall CD Coverk led by composer and pianist Scott Healy. A mix of originals and covers (“Anthropology,” “Solitude,” “In Your Own Sweet Way”), with the transitions between the two groups sounding fluid and cohesive. Some nice soloing by members of the Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra, but it’s the best moments are those of group interplay when the energy of a song seems close to ripping its form apart just to have it all coalesce back into its original shape. -Dave Sumner, WonderingSound.com

A pristine, intense live recording of new music, previously unrecorded works, and two numbers from Scott’s Grammy-nominated 2012 release Hudson City Suite  – it’s an “instant” record – one take, no fixes – just mix, master,  release..maybe repeat…

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Ellington Study Group LA @ Vitello's
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ellington Study Group LA @ Vitello's  | Los Angeles | California | United States

Composer Scott Healy leads the The Ellington Study Group LA, a hands-on study of scores and recordings of large ensemble jazz music, and advanced theory and orchestration techniques. The material is advances, and is geared toward professional classical, jazz and film composers, arrangers and instrumentalists who want to increase their understanding and appreciation of large ensemble jazz writing. Previous classes have included works from Duke Ellington from the 1930’s, Ellington/Strayhorn from the 1950’s, and works by jazz composers, arrangers and band leaders Gil Evans and Miles Davis, Bennie Moten, Fletcher Henderson, Sammy Nestico, Thad Jones and Sun Ra. The discussion ranges from the minutia of voicing and harmony, to broader topics like form, pacing, transparent orchestration, compositional intent and improvisation.

I’m thrilled to have marshaled the support of the Academy of Scoring Arts to help me schedule and run the Ellington Study Group Los Angeles. We are tentatively scheduling classes the first Thursday of every other month.

Please visit http://ellingtonstudygroup.com and sign up for the mailing list, or for further information. See you there! – Scott

The Scott Healy Ensemble: Hudson City Suite

2014 Grammy® Nomination for Best Instrumental Composition

Hudson City Suite CD CoverFollowing a year of rave reviews and national jazz radio airplay, Los Angeles composer, performer, and Conan O’Brien keyboardist Scott Healy scored a 2014 Grammy nomination for his ten-piece jazz ensemble tour de force Hudson City Suite.

Scott Healy’s Hudson City Suite unites past and present musically as well as conceptually, bridging traditional big-band swing with lithe jazz modernism. -Downbeat Magazine

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