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David Thorne Scott is an entertainer whose beautiful voice and creativity have thrilled audiences in venues large and small.

 

 His passion for bringing a modern edge to the classics of the Great American Songbook, as well as his original songs, earned his album "Shade" a "Top 5 CD of the Year" by the Jazz Education Journal. Cadence Magazine said "he phrases like a saxophone player and is as slippery and hip as the young Mel Tormé." Herb Wong, one of the west coast's leading jazz experts, wrote “I haven’t been this moved by a performance of ‘For All We Know’ since Carmen McRae.”

 

David has sung with the Boston Pops, the Capital Jazz Orchestra, the New England Wind Symphony, and the Melrose Symphony, the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra and the Thinkin' Big Band. 

 

David's pop/jazz crossover album "Hopeful Romantic” (reminding some listeners of Jamie Cullum's The Pursuit), consists of smoky jazz, powerful rock anthems, bouncy pop and moody hip-hop musings.  These disparate rays are focused through a voice that provides a singular emotional resonance. Gold- and Platinum-award winner Anthony Resta produced the CD.

 

DYAD is the duo of David Thorne Scott and Mark Shilansky. They blow up audience expectations of "a singer plus an accompanist" by singing in harmony and playing percussion, bass, mandolin and trumpet. They view varied musical styles — including classical, folk, theater, the Beatles, and (why not?) 80’s pop music — through a jazz lens. This chamber duo is perfectly suited for smaller concert venues, but has also been featured in larger halls. Inspired by Chick Corea and Bobby McFerrin's "Play" but with a more eclectic angle.

 

As a member of the vocal quartet Syncopation, called "a 21st-century Manhattan Transfer or Lambert, Hendricks and Ross‚" by the Boston Globe, he sang and played trumpet. The legendary vocal group the Four Freshmen has only had four different lead singers since its inception in 1947 and David is the only substitute ever to tour with them, singing the high lead part and playing bass. Vocalogy is David's vocal group based in California.

 

His composition “I See You” was featured in the television show The Blacklist on NBC.

 

David is Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches voice, improvisation, ensembles, and vocal arranging.

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Next appearances

  • November 27, 2018
    Club Cafe, Boston, MA
     
  • November 30, 2018
    Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Hyannis, MA
     
  • November 30, 2018
    Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Hyannis, MA
     
  • December 1, 2018
    Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Hyannis, MA
     
  • December 1, 2018
    Barnstable Performing Arts Center, Hyannis, MA