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Jazz Concert, Thurs. April 3 w/Scott Jarrett

Mattie Kelly Arts Center


Scott Jarrett in concert Thurs, April 3
Scott Jarrett in concert Thurs, April 3

4/1/2014 - Jazz Recital Thursday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. Featuring Scott Jarrett

Noted jazz musician and songwriter, Scott Jarrett, an instructor of recording arts and music business at Santa Fe University of Art and Design and an active recording producer and engineer, will present a free jazz music recital on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tyler Recital Hall at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville.

The singer-songwriter will accompany himself on guitars and piano. There is no charge for the concert, however donations will be accepted at the door. The recital is sponsored by the college’s Fine & Performing Arts Division and Jarrettt will also conduct a separate master class for NWFSC jazz and recording arts students.

After releasing two singles in Canada in the early 70’s, Scott Jarrett’s first album “Without Rhyme or Reason” on GRP Records... ... (no longer available but considered a classic) was recorded in New York City in 1980. His self-produced album entitled “The Gift of Thirst” was completed in 2005. His more recent musical offering entitled “Aperçu” was released in the summer of 2008. He continues to produce CDs there for himself and other artists including Jennifer J. Holt, Steve Siekkinen, Mary Kleuh, Gazillion, Dan Musselman, Bésu and a host of others.

Jarrett designed ThunderBird Recording Studio and ThunderBird Recording School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was its chief engineer and educational director for four and a half years. Scott also taught recording techniques at Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts for three years. He has was the Recording Dept. Head and the Recording Course Coordinator at McNally Smith College of Music for 11 years.

Jarrett has been a visiting adjunct professor at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, where he was instrumental in revamping the Music Technology components of their music degree since August 2010. Jarrett has composed original music for theatre, including music for “Stephanie Hero” (written by Mark Medoff, author of “Children of a Lesser God”) He was the music director of the Broadway hit “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” for the final year and a half of its run on Broadway. He composed and worked on the production of music for many national jingles including Buick, Sprite, and Lowenbrau beer, and has also toured extensively as a guitar player and singer.

Scott has worked with artists as diverse as jazz great Dave Grusin (GRP) and country music’s Willie Nelson. Scott codesigned and operated 39th Street Music in New York City, a studio who’s impressive client list included The Ramones and Cindy Lauper.

For information or directions contact the NWFSC Fine Arts Division at 729-5382 or the Mattie Kelly Arts Center’s box office at 729-6000 or see the center’s website at www.MattieKellyArts