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Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orch.

Aretha's Jazz Cafe

 

Tues. Nov. 2- 8pm and 9:30pm shows

 

1st show, $10 cover

2nd show, no cover

 

Troy High 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

News and Gigs

Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra Aretha's Gig with Notre Dame Prep HS band Opening

The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra is back, once a month now at Aretha's Jazz Cafe. We've continued to host a high school jazz band as our opening act. In October, Notre-Dame Prep HS with director Joe Martin were our featured group. They did a great job, there was a full house electric crowd, and the music from both groups was energizing. Troy HS will join us in November.

Aretha's Jam has Resumed!

The Detroit tradition of now four year old Aretha's Jazz Jam is happening every Sunday, 6-9pm at Aretha's Jazz Cafe. This jam is special in that it is education-based with mentorship provided to students seeking it. Everyone is invited to play and vibing, bullying, or intimidation is prohibited at the jam. There is no cover, and no opening set. 

Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra to Play at 2021 Detroit Jazz Festival

You can see and hear the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra at the 2021, now virtual, Detroit Jazz Festival. We'll be on the main stage from 2-3:15pn on Sunday, Sept. 5th. Please tune in!

"Something to Live For" Celebrates the Music of Billy Strayhorn

 

 

In 2019, I assembled a limited-time group to celebrate the music of Billy Strayhorn. "Something to Live For", a group made up of Janelle Reichman, Emma Aboukasm, Rob Bickley, Pete Siers, and myself played clubs and festivals in 2019-20. Below are some of the highlights:

Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra's "Mulgrew-ology" #32 on National Charts

The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra has enjoyed much commercial and artistic success from our newest release through Detroit Music Factory Records, "Mulgrew-ology". This love-letter to the late, great jazz-pianist Mulgrew Miller has risen up the jazz radio charts to #32 in the nation. If you are interested in purchasing a signed (or still in packaging) CD, contact me.

Both of these titles from Mulgrew-ology, "Mulgrew-ology" and "Wingspan" are available on the CD and as big band charts. They are both professional / collegiate level in difficulty.

M-Detroit Podcast Interview with Scott

This podcast interview with the M-Detroit crew was a blast. They asked interesting questions and reminded me that I need to keep my website bio updated! Seriously, they're doing great things, and it was a pleasure to be on their podcast.

"Brush Fire" Chart Recorded Virtually by High School Students

Congratulations to the very talented high school jazz band of Valley Christian in California. They used their pandemic to record a virtual performance of my chart on Brush Fire. This chart is usually played by professional or college groups. Watch their performance!

Both available for purchase are the CD, "Brush Fire" by the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra, and the big band chart. Visit my product page for more information.

Afro-Blue Women's Choir Arrangement Sung Virtually by Oakland Jazz Singers

My new SSAA arrangement of Afro-Blue was recently performed virtually by the Oakland Jazz Singers of Oakland University. Special thanks to guest artists, violinist Regina Carter and trumpeter Tim Blackmon for participating.

This is SSAA chart is not currently listed on the website, but available for purchase by request. Email me for more info.

Detroit Jazz Workshop On-Course for Summer 2022

 

After taking a pandemic hiatus in 2021, the Detroit Jazz Workshop plans on resuming with it's 13th season of providing jazz education to all musicians of the community, no matter their experience level, instrument, or age. Registration begins in January 2022. See more at www.helpwithjazz.com

Warren Symphony Orchestra Meets the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

 

 

The SGJO collaborated with Warren Symphony Orchestra to play some of my work and I couldn't have been happier with the results. Please click on the titles below to see video clips.

Nature Boy

Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra with the Motor Symphony Orchestra

Paul Finkbeiner- trumpet

 

My Funny Valentine

SGJO with MCSO and Sheryl Martin, vocals

 

Brush Fire

SGJO and MCJO

Mark Byerly, Keith Kaminski, and Scott Kretzer- soloists

Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra Partners with John Clayton Group

The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra partnered with John Clayton and his quintet in premiering Clayton's original composition, "T.H.E. Detroit". This 45 minute concerto grosso suite was the closing act of the Detroit Jazz Festival. It was a blast,  showing off the talents of both Clayton and the talent of the musicians performing his composition/arrangement. The clip above is apart of "H.", the middle movement, featuring John's son, Gerald Clayton. This event was truly a showstopper!