Contact Scott about gigs, products, or questions @:

wscottgwinnell@gmail.com

Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orch.

Aretha's Jazz Cafe

 

Tues. Dec 7- 8pm and 9:30pm shows

 

1st show, $10 cover

2nd show, no cover

 

Oxford School Jazz Band

opening 7-8pm $10 cover

 

Make your reservation here!

 

Kate Patterson Quartet

Sun. October 24th 4-6pm

Jefferson Ave. Presbyterian Church, Detroit

Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orch.

Detroit Jazz Festival

Sun. Sept. 5- 2-3:15pm

Free

Aretha's Jazz Jam

Aretha's Jazz Cafe

Every Sun. 7-10pm

Free

Education


Melodic Stylizing for Jazz Vocalists and Instrumentalists

Online clinic

Downloadable materials from clinic:

Sarah Vaughan September in the Rain Analysis
This PDF of Sarah Vaughan's, "September in the Rain" from Live at Mister Kelly's live recording, is a transcription with melodic stylization analysis placed next to the original lead sheet. It shows the techniques that Sarah uses to personalize the melody.
Sarah Vaughan September in the Rain Anal
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.9 MB
Sarah Vaughan September in the Rain WITHOUT Analysis
This PDF of Sarah Vaughan's, "September in the Rain" from Live at Mister Kelly's live recording, is a transcription placed next to the original lead sheet. It doesn't include melodic stylization analysis.
September in the Rain SV vs Lead.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 122.1 KB

Education

Based out of Detroit, Scott Gwinnell holds various positions at some of Metro-Detroit's respected jazz institutions as well as creator and director Detroit Jazz Workshop (since 2009). Gwinnell also is a private instructor, teaching lessons in jazz piano, arranging, composition, and computer music notation in his Clinton Township studio. Some of the places Gwinnell currently teaches at:

 

Oakland University- Scott is a Special Lecturer at OU, conducting vocal ensembles, and is the instructor of jazz piano, arranging, and theory. Scott also plays in the faculty jazz quartet.

 

Michigan State University Community School- Under the leadership of Rodney Whitaker, Scott is the jazz piano instructor as well as combo coach.

 

Music Hall Center for Performing Arts- Scott is the Jazz Education Coordinator, creating curriculum, program, and administering the Marygrove School DPS program, working with talented vocalists at Detroit School of the Arts and Renaissance High School.

 

Piano Studio- Scott teaches a select number of private students in his Clinton Township studio. See page for specific info.

 

Detroit Jazz Workshop- The DJW, created by Scott in 2008, offers a week-long summer day camp to students of all ages, experience, and instruments.