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My Friend Dave, with the silent “J”

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My friend Dave Ratajczak died last week. I didn’t know he’d been sick; in fact I haven’t seen him since a few years before I moved to LA, and that was more than a few years ago. He was one of those guys who, and I know you know the type, you say “oh yeah, Dave–great guy, great friend!” despite the fact that you haven’t really been in touch. Of course now I regret not having been in touch. When I arrived at Eastman back in the day, Dave was ‘the’ drummer. He was already an icon. He played with…

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“Live at Kilbourn Hall” Release

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Live at Kilbourn Hall featuring Scott Healy with the Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra is scheduled for a mid-September release. Recorded on March 20th, 2014, at Eastman School of Music, and featuring a handpicked student chamber jazz ensemble, Live at Kilbourn Hall contains some brand new and previously unrecorded compositions and arrangements, performed live, in one take, onstage in a world-class recital hall. More info will follow, please join the mailing list for more info and updates on the pre-release and release…or visit Hudson City Records.

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“Hudson City Suite” – 2014 Grammy Nomination for Best Instrumental Composition

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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   Healy reveals himself to be a composer of serious sonic merit. -Jon Regen, Keyboard Magazine Profoundly beautiful…like Hindemith meets Kenton and Ives at Mingus’ house for lunch…a soundtrack for the movies in his mind. -Bill Milkowski Healy has conjured up a captivating, amazingly varied and colorful range of sounds and moods with just a tentet here, showing that less can be more in jazz ensembles. -George Kanzler, NYC Jazz Record There’s nothing more you can…

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BMI MusicWorld: 10 Questions with Scott Healy

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Posted in MusicWorld on April 25, 2014 by Ted Drozdowski Click for original article at bmi.com Photo: Lisa Tanner Scott Healy has enjoyed a great career just outside of the limelight. The versatile, expressive keyboardist has been most visible for the past 20 years as a member of the house band on Conan O’Brien’s TV shows. The BMI composer has also racked up an impressive resume as a studio and live sideman and an arranger with rock, pop, jazz, blues and R&B stars including Bruce Springsteen, Ricky Martin, Bonnie Raitt and Al Green. But this year the spotlight is shining directly on the…

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“Jazz Arranging Power” – Keyboard Magazine, March 2014

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“Jazz Arranging Power” from the March, 2014 issue of Keyboard Magazine. Click here for original article Jazz Arranging Power By Scott Healy In my last lesson back in the January 2014 issue, I demonstrated how adding just one note can change a chord’s color and character. This month, I’ll offer up ways to give your arrangements added punch, power, and clarity. I used many of these techniques on my new album Hudson City Suite. 1. Call and Response Ex. 1 illustrates the time-honored technique known as “call and response,” which creates excitement by way of a musical “dialogue.” Here’s a…

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Boogie Down – Keyboard Magazine Lesson from 11/10

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This is a reprint of a lesson I did for Keyboard Magazine in the November, 2010 issue. Here I’m swinging the boogie, more of a Chicago blues style; the “original” boogie feel had a much straighter feel. But the same principles apply. I’d say that on the job we swing more than not, so here it is: Boogie Down by Scott Healy Click for the original article online. Before rock ’n’ roll, there was boogie-woogie. Without boogie, we wouldn’t have Little Richard, Johnnie Johnson, or Jerry Lee Lewis — or half of New Orleans piano music and most of the…

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