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Music Connection Review: Scott Healy Ensemble at Vitello’s Jan 21st, 2014

  Scott Healy Ensemble – January 21st, 2014 Vitello’s Jazz Club Studio City, CA  This review by Tim Reid is from the March issue of Music Connection magazine. The Players: Scott Healy, piano; Bill Wysaske, drums; Edwin Livingston, bass; Andrew Lippman, trombone; George Thatcher, bass trombone; Brian Swartz, trumpet; Bill Churchville, trumpet; Tim McKay, bari/tenor/soprano saxes, bass clarinet; Alex Budman, tenor/soprano saxes, flutes, clarinet; Jeff Driscoll, alto/soprano saxes, flute. Summary: Scott Healy is a professional with a real resume and a real “career,” for lack of a better term. That aside, he is a creative and original voice in a…

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Interview for Film Music Media

Posted 1/4/1 at filmmusicmedia.com. Composer Interview: Scott Healy Scott Healy is a Grammy nominated composer, producer and performer who was recently nominated at the Grammy’s for his piece “Koko On The Boulevard”. Scott can also be seen weeknights on TBS as part of Conan O’Brien’s Basic Cable Band on Conan. Scott is a terrific talent and he shares how he got started in music, which eventually led to music composition. His album Hudson City Suite is an instrumental jazz album, and we talk a lot about writing an album like that versus writing film music. Scott talks about his approach, structure and execution…

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Scott Healy – “The Examiner” Interview – 1/16/14

  Scott Healy: Returning To The “Hudson” Click for original article Danny Gonzolas – The Examiner – January 16th, 2014 I want to first start this off by saying that I’m a huge fan of jazz. I mean really huge. I have a nice personal collection of CD’s ranging from the greats like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans and Charlie Parker to more recent studs like Dave Grusin, Roy Hargrove, Lee Ritenour, Terence Blanchard to name a few. Jazz is a subject that I’m truly passionate about because of it’s varied forms of musical expression and sadly becoming…

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Keyboard Magazine Jazz Lesson 12/13 – “One Note Jazz”

Triple Threat Jazz Composer review-Hudson City Suite

Add One Note, Get Jazz By Scott Healy Wed, 25 Dec 2013 rss It’s a rewarding challenge for me to write a jazz lesson for rock players or classical composers who want to extend harmony and/or voice a chord on piano. I have to “break it down” – but what I always see is how the principles of jazz harmony are an accessible and, dare I say, easy to understand. Making it complex doesn’t help anyone except the textbook publishers. Take it step by step, work on it a little, incorporate it into your work, and eventually it will take….

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Grammy Nomination for Best Instrumental Composition for “Koko on the Boulevard”

“Koko on the Boulevard” from “Hudson City Suite” receives a Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Composition I’m thrilled, honored and quite humbled to be nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition for my piece “Koko on the Boulevard”, track #8 from Hudson City Suite . I was also happy to learn that many of my friends and colleagues from LA and around the country received nominations in composition, large ensemble, arranging, producing, and engineering. It’s truly inspiring to see how many indie artists are receiving nominations in a business that traditionally has been dominated by record labels (not…

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