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Melodic Stylizing for Jazz Vocalists and Instrumentalists

Online clinic


Downloadable materials:


Sarah Vaughan stylization of September in the Rain

Stylized version of Summertime with analyzation

Document of examples of Stylization



Based out of Detroit, Scott Gwinnell holds various positions at some of Metro-Detroit's respected jazz instituitions as well as being the creator and director of the 9 year old, Metro-Detroit Jazz Workshop. 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 lecturer at OU, conducting the Oakland Jazz Singers, 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 Director of Vocal Jazz, working with talented upcoming students, and organizes performances.


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.