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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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Gabriel Judet-Weinshel’s short film on Scott Healy’s “Hudson City Suite”

NYC filmmaker Gabriel Judet-Weinshel directed and edited this dramatic and compelling video, which is compiled from interviews, live session and location footage. This video documents the recording of Hudson City Suite, and delves into composer Scott Healy’s  process. Gabriel reveals Scott’s reverence to both the classical and modern jazz traditions, and how he was inspired by the iconic Ellington Suites to create a work that speaks “about” something. Shot at The Bridge Recording in Glendale, and on location in Jersey City, NJ, and NYC. For more of Gabriel Judet-Weinshel’s work, visit waxwingfilms.com.

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A Los Angeles Keyboardist’s Not Lost Weekend in “Last Vegas”

A Nice Rig on a Dream Gig Last June, a weekend recording session of Mark Mothersbaugh’s music for the recently released film “Last Vegas” yielded over 30 cues–just about the entire score to the movie.  I was a memorable project not just because it’s cue after cue of me soloing over slamming grooves with a live band (really fun), but because it was live R n B band on an indie movie. The director, a musician himself, wanted a funky score with an old school vibe, and that’s what Mark gave him, with our help. I saw the movie last…

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“Jazz Inside” Magazine – Scott Healy Interview – September, 2013

Scott Healy-Jazz Inside Interview

<ed: In the print edition the author mistakenly describes me as “Musical Director on the Conan O’Brien Show on network TV.” We all know that my good friend, the brilliant Jimmy V is the MD, and Conan is decidedly not on network TV. Do your homework Joe!> Scott Healy – Interview by Joe Patitucci JI: What are some of the lessons you’ve learned about business and the music business in your travels as studio musician, touring sideman, and or independent artist? SH: I think the most important lesson I’ve learned about business is to try to establish strong personal relationships…

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